Date(s) - 11/08/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
With Kim Bernard Holien, former Fort Myer historian.
The history of Fort Myer is a deep and rich as Arlington’s itself. From its modest beginnings during the Civil War as Fort Whipple to the premier cavalry post of the US Army today. Help commemorate the end of World War I and Veteran’s Day by learning about Fort Myer’s role in this conflict and beyond.
Historian Kim Bernard Holien served as a military historian for the US Government starting in 1979 and since 1995 was the Fort Myer Military Community historian until his retirement in 2013. He earned his bachelors degree from Bethel College and his masters degree in history from George Mason University in 1984. He is the author of the Battle at Ball’s Bluff.
This program is free and open to the public. It is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 703-892-4204. Books will be available for purchase and the author will sign them.
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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: A free Marymount Shuttle bus is available from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange and Silver lines). The University is also accessible via Metro bus routes 23A and 23T; exit at the N. Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive stop.