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Date(s) - 05/12/2022
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


You can attend this event either on Zoom OR in-person at the Marymount University Main Campus.  Please use this link to register to participate in this event via Zoom. Any changes to this event will first be provided here on this webpage. So, look here first for any changes.

Event Description

The history presentation will immediately follow a brief annual members’ meeting to select Officers and Member of the Board of Directors of AHS.

Columnist, author, and local historian Charlie Clark will discuss his latest book: Lost Arlington County.  Arlington began three centuries ago as the farm section of Alexandria County and emerged in the 1900s as a vibrant suburb of the nation’s capital. Global notice came after the creation and expansion of Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, and Fort Myer, site of history’s first airplane casualty–September 17, 1908. Add in some modern marquee employers–PBS, WETA, Nestlé, the Foreign Service Institute, and Amazon–and it’s a recipe for accelerated change. Unsurprisingly, residents are increasingly at odds over rising housing costs and demolitions of long-valued homes and businesses. A key to preserving Arlington’s character is a deeper knowledge of history.

Local journalist and author Charlie Clark provides a compendium of gone-but-not-forgotten institutions, businesses, homes, and amusements. He’ll also outline the new AHS preservation education program for homeowners, builders, and real estate agents.

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 in by the end of the day on Wednesday May11 using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTae5MM-_W8dltFwy_eadbNJVxWFVjbzufCR5YI-GeCYf7VQ/viewform?usp=sf_link   On Thursday morning May 12th, you will receive the Zoom link to use for virtual attendance.
  • If you attend the event in person, Marymount University no longer requires campus visitors to wear masks or social distance.

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.)

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 any changes.