Our mission is to improve our community by building knowledge of our diverse history.

We believe that if you know more, you will care.

The Arlington Historical Society, founded in 1956, is a nonprofit educational organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Arlington Historical Society conducts research to preserve and disseminate knowledge relating to the history, archaeology, material culture, geography,  and socio-economic development of Arlington County, Virginia.

The society works toward this goal by providing historic resources for the community, including two historic properties and its artifact collection; original historical research and publications; the discovery, collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts; and the presentation and dissemination of knowledge on the local history of Arlington County free to the public.