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Holds a variety of Reston Black Community files. While not all are completely digitized, some materials can be found through the Museum. The Museum can provide information regarding the Reston Black Focus organization as well. There are also Reston…

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Freed slaves built this one room schoolhouse in the early 1880's. It served the black children of Franconia until 1932 as the Laurel Grove Colored School. The school survives as the only remaining African American schoolhouse in Northern Virginia. It…

Historic Pleasant Grove is a community landmark in McLean, Virginia, built by and for African and Native Americans in the late 19th century.

Frances K. Moore Memorial Museum Named for a descendant of the church founders, the Frances K. Moore…

The Freedom House Museum was once part of the headquarters for the largest domestic slave-trading firm in the United States, Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the…

Originally the segregated library for Alexandria's African American residents, the museum documents the local and national history, culture and contributions of Black America

Explores the contributions of athletes, both on and off the field. Some have been symbolic figures of black ability, while others have taken their activism beyond the court to the courtroom, boardroom and the newsroom.

A museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience.

Preserving and telling the stories of the United States Colored Troops involvement in the American Civil War

Located in the historic Drew-Smith Elementary School, the museum houses photographs and documents more than 100 years old which tell the story of the founding and growth of the Gum Springs community.

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Laurel Grove School was built by freed men and women in the 1880s to educate their children. Today the one room school is a museum sharing the history of African American families who built the school, furnished it, provided books, and hired the…

Franconia Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to preserving history of a community that in the 1800s was a thriving farming area southwest of the City of Alexandria.
The museum has a large collection of artifacts, exhibits, books, and videos,…

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