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Date(s) - 07/11/2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


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

Over the next few years, Arlington, Virginia, and our whole country will be celebrating the nation’s 250 founding. Kevin Vincent will set the stage for the role that the area now known as Arlington County played during the Revolution. At that time, the 26 square miles had less than 2000 people, including the enslaved and the indentured. In fact, what would become Arlington was then part of Fairfax County and would soon become part of Washington, D.C. Despite our relatively tiny size and population then, as today, our forebears had an outsized role in our nation’s history. Residents of Northern Virginia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution. Mr. Vincent will lay the ground work for us before the series of commemorative events throughout our county highlight our nation’s successes, failures, and challenges.

Historic preservation is a hobby and a passion that Kevin Vincent has pursued for decades. Besides his service on the Board of the W3R (National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association), he was a member of the Arlington County Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board for 15 years, including 3 years as Chairman. He is a member of the Arlington Historical Society committee that manages Arlington’s only extant 18th Century building — the Ball Sellers House — and leads an annual walking tour of property George Washington owned in what became Arlington County.

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/1FAIpQLSfDIP7izYy1r9HVAzvrnQfwQi4p91B225inFtOXTbxxPW4oCA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please register by Wednesday, July 10:  Zoom access information will be sent to you on the morning of the event on Thursday, July 11.

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 by the Arlington Historical Society. This event is hosted courtesy of the Marymount University politics program’s American Heritage Initiative. For more information, please email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org