Fairfax County 275th Anniversary
During 2017 Fairfax County will mark its 275th anniversary with events celebrating our history. The History Commission is pleased to participate in these events. For a complete list of events and exhibits and to learn more about our history, visit the Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary website, and some key events include:
The signature celebration of the commemoration on June 17, 2017 in the area surrounding the historic courthouse in central Fairfax featuring countywide historical organizations, live entertainment, living history, and family-friendly activities - all free, and open to the public. Volunteer to help at this event!
A signature lecture series at the Historic Fairfax
Courthouse from March through November highlighting a
variety of topics on County history. The lectures are free, but
registration is required.
A visit and talk by special guest Nicholas Fairfax, 14th
Lord Fairfax of Cameron on June 15, 2017 at the
Sherwood Community Center. Nicholas is the direct descendant of Thomas
Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron - from whom the county gets it's
A year long exhibit of Bronze Weights and Measures cast in England in 1744 for the newly organized County of Fairfax as well as a video display commemorating the 275th Anniversary of Fairfax County in the Government Center.
Online Resources Celebrating Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary