Arlington History


While crisscrossing the 26 square miles of Arlington,
have you ever wondered who trod this ground before
you? This highly popular course surveys the history of
Arlington from before the arrival of European settlers to
the present. It is not a classroom-based course; each
session will take place in a different historic building or
neighborhood. The course will begin with an overview
and guided tour of the Arlington Historical Museum.
Subsequent sessions will look at:

1. Arlington before the Europeans
2. 18th century
3. Early 19th century and the Civil War
4. Black history
5. Reconstruction and the beginnings of modern
6. Evolution to a unified community
7. The modern era

The first session will be held at the Arlington Historical
Museum, 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. The locations
and directions for subsequent sessions will be provided.
Participants will need to provide their own transportation
to each class site; some walking is required.


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