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Date(s) - 10/13/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


You can attend this event on either Zoom or in-person on the Marymount University Main Campus. Zoom registration information and directions to free parking on campus are below.  Any changes to this event will first be provided here on this webpage. So look here first for updates.

Our speaker, Beth DeFrancis Sun has done ground breaking research on the mills of what has become Arlington County and she’ll share her findings. From the colonial era to early America until mills were no longer key to the county’s development.

Beth DeFrancis Sun is a librarian, writer, and ardent seeker of missing historical evidence, hidden treasure, and invisible histories. She spends much of her free time reading historical fiction and rambling along stream beds in search of old mills ruins. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Penn State University and a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Maryland.

Remote AND In-Person Attendance Details

This program is free and open to the public. This will be held BOTH on Zoom AND in the Reinsch Library Auditorium on the Main Campus of Marymount University. 

  • If you plan to attend via zoom, please register using this link before the end of the day on Wednesday, October 12. On Thursday morning October 13, AHS will send you the Zoom access link to use for remote attendance. If the link does not automtically open, pleae cut and paste the following link into your browser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDc-vqEITnzttBYum3Me63-xZ36mLmty5-KY9zAdEXvNU_Ew/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • If you attend the event in person, Marymount University no longer requires you to wear a face mask.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and FREE PARKING: Attendees planning to attend the event in-person should enter the Marymount University campus at the library gate on N. 26th Street. From Glebe Road going north, take a right onto 26th Street. Pass the intersection with Yorktown Road and then enter the campus through the next gate on your left. The library is to your left as you enter the campus. Free garage parking is just past the library at the bottom of the small incline. (Handicapped parking is immediately to your right as you enter the campus.)

NEW: If the University has lowered the garage gate, push the button at the entrance to the garage and let them know you are attending the Arlington Historical Society event in the library. The gates will go up.  If the gates are down when you exit, do the same thing.

This event is one of the monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org

AHS plans to record the event and post it on the AHS website on its Video Webpage

Any changes to this event will first be provided here on this webpage. So look here first for updates.