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Date(s) - 03/14/2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


This program is free and open to the public. You can attend via Zoom or in-person. See details below on both ways to attend.

Throughout Arlington’s history there have been notable women who have worked to make change in our community.  Some have been motivated by personal challenges they encounter.  Others by addressing needs they see in the community.  This event will highlight the story of Dorothy Hamm and Elizabeth Campbell, two  women who worked to bring about the desegregation of Arlington schools.  These two highly educated women took on this fight for different reasons.  In addition to their story, several other notable Arlington women will be highlighted for their actions to improve not just Arlington but Virginia and the nation.

Join us as former AHS President Cathy Hix helps us celebrate Women’s History Month. Cathy Bonneville Hix retired in 2019 after serving for 39 years as an educator to Arlington’s public schools, first as a social studies teacher, then a social studies specialist, and finally as the K-12 Supervisor of Social Studies. Cathy has done extensive work in curriculum development and has worked as an educational consultant for the Virginia Department of Education. She is an Arlington native who was raised and educated in the county. She has been on the AHS Board of Directors since 2016 and served as the President for five of those years. During her tenure as president, Cathy frequently spoke to the community about Arlington’s history and the need to preserve and share our diverse history with all.  She was asked to represent AHS in the community, including serving on Arlington County’s World War I Commemorative Task Force and the Centennial of Arlington’s Naming Committee.

Attend via Zoom or In-Person

PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ACCESS. You can attend this event on either Zoom or in-person on the Marymount University Main Campus.  If you want to attend this event virtually, please use this link to register. You can also cut and paste the following URL into your browser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4aGv0Ra8UDDUhXbKZWfDdOPMg3d7LazemiO-IqbYNnKNFWg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please register by Wednesday, March13:  Zoom access information will be sent to you on the morning of the event on Thursday, March 14.

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.)

  • If the university has lowered the garage gates, push the button and let them know you’re here for an Arlington Historical Society event in the library. To leave, push the button and they’ll raise the gate.

This event is one of the monthly series of free public programs sponsored and hosted by the Arlington Historical Society. For more information, please email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org