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.

  • 17

    Dec, 17

  • General Meeting: Characters of Old Burke

    6450 Sydenstricker Road
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    December 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Chip and LaVerne Carson, fifth generation Burkites, relate stories about interesting and unique people who called this area home in the

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    Dec, 17

  • BHS around Town: The Old Capitol Prison

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Learn about the Civil-War Union prison in Washington, D.C., and some of its notable inmates.  Presenter: Jon Vrana. This talk is


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