2017 marks Fairfax County’s 275th anniversary!

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We are a small – but growing – historical society in Burke, Virginia, composed of people with an interest in preserving the area’s history – history of its people, its places, and its personalities. The Society’s members are young and old, long-term residents and new imports to the community, professional and amateur historians, and people who just like to get together and learn something about history.


We invite all who are interested in learning, sharing, and preserving the history of Burke, Virginia to become part of our large Burke Family and look forward to hearing from you.


We welcome you to enjoy our Society through our website, but encourage you to come out and participate at our monthly meetings and special events.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for these informative seminars & events for members and non-members.

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    Aug, 17

  • BHS around Town: The Solar Storm of 1859

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Learn about the 1859 Carrington Event and its impact locally and worldwide.  Presenter: Brian Slawski. This talk is part of our

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    Aug, 17

  • BHS around Town: This Old House

    9000 Burke Lake Rd
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Learn about historic homes across Springfield, Annandale, and Burke, with Mount Vernon thrown in for good measure.  Presenter: Mary Lipsey. This


Those who do not study history are forced to get it from Hollywood.
– Allen Barra –