Arlington Historical Society programs are designed to advance our goal:
- Two museums open free to the public
- The Arlington Historical Museum is the oldest school house in the county. It is open year round to the public with exhibits that span Native America through 9/11 . The museum also offers quarterly temporary exhibits focused on specific aspects of Arlington County history.
- The Ball-Sellers House Museum, the oldest building in the county, offers a docent-led tour Saturday afternoons from April through October as well as summer holidays. This colonial era farm house enables visitors to learn how an average farmer lived and worked and traces Arlington history through the residents who lived there since 1742.
- Monthly programs including dynamic lectures, tours, and special events highlighting aspects of local history.
- Annual banquet with a keynote speaker on a local history topic and awards for individuals and/or organizations who make exceptional contributions to Arlington history.
- Publication of the annual Arlington Historical Magazine featuring original research on local history.
- Hold the Annual High School Essay Contest for high school students on on a stated theme of Arlington County history. Winners are given countywide publicity and awarded a cash prize; their essay is published in the Arlington Historical Magazine.
- Collaboration with Arlington’s Black Heritage Museum related to the African American experience in the county.