We hope that you all are doing well as we head into Autumn!
The September Public meeting at the Herndon Depot with a speaker has been canceled. Instead, we would like to share a talk that occurred at the City Hall Annex on September 13th Titled, “The Occoquan Suffrage Prisoners”. The Fairfax Museum arranged for Alice Reagan, associate professor of history, Northern Virginia Community College to give this talk which gives insights on the suffragists who were arrested and imprisoned in Lorton at what was called the Occoquan Workhouse. The talk is interesting and recognizes an important milestone in American history. Please enjoy the talk by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5KNvGsAtME
The Historical Society continues to work on new exhibits at the Depot including one about the history of Runnymede Park, which will have interesting artifacts. Our historian, Barbara Glakas, has also given guided tours of Historic Herndon to small groups which has raised funds for the Historical Society. Her next one will be in October. Stay tuned for details! The Board has volunteers that are continuing to work to look for new ways to share Herndon’s history in fun and interesting ways.
The Herndon Historic Walking Tour would be one way to enjoy Herndon history and get fresh air and exercise! The hard copies of the brochures are available at The Herndon Florist Shop and the Green Lizard Cycling shop. The website also has the PDF of the Walking Tour for your convenience.
The Herndon Historical Society Board of Directors
Time to sit down and relax as you enjoy an interesting talk by historian Chuck Mauro of the Herndon Historical Society!
Chuck has written a number of books on Herndon and Civil War history. His latest book We Once Met by Chance follows four people’s lives during the Civil War. The lives of John S. Mosby, Charles Russell Lowell, Laura Ratcliffe, and James Robinson are true nonfiction stories which are woven into a narrative that gives insights into life during a turbulent era in our Nation.
This presentation is available through the following link:
Also, there is a "A Year in Review 2020" highlighting last year's activities which is available for viewing by scrolling to the top of this page. Immediately following that please enjoy a presentation on the Historical Society’s year in review - "A Year in Review 2019."
Copies of the book are available for sale at the Depot on Sundays from 12:00-3:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds from books sold at the Herndon Depot Museum will benefit the Herndon Historical Society.
To view an interview about the book, please go the the following "Chat with Charlie" link: