Date(s) - 07/04/2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arlington Historical Museum
The Arlington Historical Museum is pleased to announce that our flagship museum, the Arlington Historical Museum will reopen on July 4th, 2021 with fanfare, food, and fun. AHS President, Cathy Bonneville Hix, will be the Master of Ceremonies and begin festivities at 1:00 pm with speeches by:
- Matt de Ferranti: Chair of the Arlington County Board
- Patrick A. Hope: Delegate from the 47th District, Virginia General Assembly
- Dr. Mark E. Benbow: Director, Arlington Historical Museum
Inside the museum AHS will launch its newest exhibit on the many layers of history on Upton’s Hill. Visitors can tour the museum and all of its local history exhibits from Native Americans to 9/11. Visitors will also get an opportunity to tour “behind-the-scenes” in the museum to learn more about what’s next in AHS plans to preserve and improve the museum for all visitors. (Currently, the museum’s basement and second floor are not accessible to everyone–one of the many reasons why AHS is working to improve the museum.)
Outside the museum, we will have a Civil War encampment with reenactors who will show how Union soldiers lived in Arlington during the Civil War and how they prepared for future battles. Traditional Independence Day foods like hot dogs and apple pie will also be provided to celebrate this special occasion.
This event is free and open to the public.