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    Nov, 18

  • General Meeting: The Regional Prehistory of Gold

    6450 Sydenstricker Road
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    November 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Mike Johnson, former Senior Archaeologist for the Fairfax County Park Authority, discusses the geologic processes that resulted in gold deposits in

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    Dec, 18

  • Preserve Your Heirloom Photographs and Documents

    5935 Freds Oak Rd
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Photographs, letters, ledgers, and more!  Does this sound like your family archives?  Virginia Room librarian Chris Barbuschak will share preservation techniques

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    Dec, 18

  • General Meeting: Wicked Fairfax County

    6450 Sydenstricker Road
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    December 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Cindy Bennett shares anecdotes from her new book Wicked Fairfax County, recounting events like the typhoid epidemic at Camp Alger, a

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  • 17

    Jan, 19

  • BHS around Town: Ghosts, Goons and a Bunny Man

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Burke Historical Society’s Cindy Bennett returns to send chills down your spine with spooky tales of local legends, haunted spots

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    Feb, 19

  • Researching, Writing, & Publishing a History

    5935 Freds Oak Rd
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    February 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Mary Lipsey and Cindy Bennett, each an author of multiple historical works, share their experiences and tips on the overall process

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  • 24

    Feb, 19

  • General Meeting: Lost Villages of Fairfax County

    6450 Sydenstricker Road
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    February 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Heather Bollinger and Jeff Clark return to tell us about Fairfax County’s smaller bygone communities.  While these villages have faded, you

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    Mar, 19

  • BHS around Town: First Ladies

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Learn about some of the women to have occupied this prominent but little-defined position, and particularly Mmes. Washington, Hayes, Cleveland, and

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    Mar, 19

  • General Meeting: The Story of Ravensworth

    6450 Sydenstricker Road
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    March 31, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Learn about the largest landgrant in Colonial Fairfax County, covering part of present-day Burke.  Beginning with William Fitzhugh in 1685, the

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    Apr, 19

  • Researching Historic Cemeteries

    5935 Freds Oak Rd
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    April 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Mary Lipsey of the Burke Historical Society and the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association will speak on how to locate, study,

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