Arlington County Celebrates Bicentennial with Lecture Series

Posted: May 16, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This year, Arlington County commemorates its 200th birthday with a series of events designed to celebrate what the community has become–a place rich in history, cultural diversity, and economic vitality.

On Thursday, May 17, Robert Hawkes, George Mason professor of history, presents “Arlington County–The Beginning: George Mason” in the first of a series of lectures celebrating Arlington’s 200th birthday. The lecture is held in the WETA building, 2775 S. Quincy Street (Shirlington), from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free garage parking is available.

Other events this month include a county board meeting and Arlington historical treasure hunt kickoff on Saturday, May 19, and the third annual Arlington presentation design awards on Sunday, May 20. The Historic Affairs and Landmarks Review Board will present awards to homes and businesses that have been rehabilitated and restored.

For more information on these events and others, visit the Arlington County Bicentennial web site.

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