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Black Heritage Museum of Arlington 3045 B Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia

Honoring Mrs. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington Virginia is pleased to invite you as we honor legendary Civil Rights hero, Mrs. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. The event will be held at the Black Heritage Museum Of Arlington (3045 B Columbia Pike Arlington Virginia,22204). April 29th, 5:00- 7:00pm.

Spotlight On Historic Preservation: May 6 (12-3pm), Central Library Auditorium

Please join the Historic Preservation Program for an Open House on: Saturday, May 6, 202312-3 PMCentral Library Auditorium1015 N. Quincy Street The updated draft Historic and Cultural Resources Plan―the policy document guiding Arlington's historic preservation goals and actions―is available. Learn about for public input. Speak with our County Partners: Arlington Public SchoolsArlington Cultural AffairsDepartment of … Continued

Queen City A Public Sculpture & Week of Remembrance and Celebration

Join artist Nekisha Durrett for the opening of "Queen City", her monumental sculpture in Arlington, VA that commemorates Queen City, which was displaced for the construction of the Pentagon in Arlington in 1941. Join Nekisha and For Freedoms in a weekend-long program of events to celebrate! Read all the details below: 6/1/2023 | 6 pm to … Continued


Encore Learning Member Event | Pre-Junteenth Celebration Museum Tour

What were you doing 63 years ago? In 1960, Arlingtonians were both for and against desegregation and showed their sides during a June 9 to 10 sit-in at a Cherrydale drugstore. The sit-in was attacked by Arlington Nazis.  This private tour will revisit the power of a few people making change. Making desegregation happen. We expect … Continued


Juneteenth Celebration

Arlington History Museum 1805 South Arlington Ridge Road, Arlington, Virginia

Join the BHMA, NAACP, and Arlington Historical Society for a Juneteenth Celebration. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Please note that lot parking is limited. Please mind the parking restrictions when parking on the street.


WalkArlington Presents: Juneteenth Black Heritage Walk

Discover Black heritage in Arlington on a walk to honor Juneteenth led by Craig Syphax, a board member and former president of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington.  This two-hour guided walk will take place near Columbia Pike with stops at St. John’s Baptist Church, Freedman’s Village Bridge, and more. Along the route, Craig will … Continued


Memorializing the Enslaved at Ball-Sellers House

Ball-Sellers House 5620 3rd Street, Arlington, Virginia

The Arlington Historical Society (AHS) and Black Heritage Museum of Arlington (BHMA) are dedicating their first “stumbling stones” or bronze markers honoring the lives of three individuals once enslaved at what is now the Ball-Sellers House.  The AHS-BHMA project: Memorializing the Enslaved in Arlington, 1669-1895 These first commemorative markers are the result of research conducted … Continued


The Framework: Brought to You By the Enslaved Folks of America and Their Descendants

Wakefield High 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington, Virginia

The panel discussion focuses on the College Board’s AP African-American Studies curriculum course, its significance to American history, and its relevance for today. Panelists include members of the AP African-American Studies Development Committee and current students. Register to attend.