Braddock District Town Meeting to be Held


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Oct. 14, 2004

 

Braddock District Town Meeting to be Held Wednesday, Oct 20

Focuses on History of the Area

 

The Fall Braddock District Town Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Library Meeting Room, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. This meeting begins a Braddock District miniseries focusing on, “A Look Back at Braddock.” This miniseries is for those county residents who want to learn about their history and how the Braddock District, once peppered with forests and farms, has evolved into its present-day neighborhoods.

Supervisor Sharon Bulova said, “The purpose of the miniseries is to tell the story of the Braddock District and to encourage residents to gather and report on history, as they recall it, especially older residents, who have lived here the longest."

The Oct. 20 meeting will feature several speakers including: Bud Mayo, Braddock District representative to the Fairfax County History Commission; Brian A. Conley, historian-archivist, Fairfax County Public Library; and Paul Gilbert, executive director of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust.

Throughout this series, participants will explore old roads and settlements, evidence of early Native American civilization, Civil War-era dramas, and the evolution of the county’s system of governance. Participants will learn about the preservation of historic sites and how to conduct research in the Virginia Room of the Fairfax Regional Library.

As part of this project, Bulova is making an effort to gather photographs, drawings, anecdotes and oral histories, especially from the area’s older residents. Separate events are being planned to take anecdotes and oral histories to include them in a lasting document for posterity. The format for this document is still being determined. To volunteer to serve on a “Look Back at Braddock” task force or find out about giving these oral histories, residents should contact the Braddock District Office at 703-425-9300, TTY 711.

This series will continue into 2005, with sessions planned to take place at the regular spring and fall town meetings. Additional meetings may be scheduled as the series progresses. While pre-registration is not mandatory, to enable the Braddock District Office to adequately prepare for each session, please call 703-425-9300, TTY 711, if you plan to attend. For more information or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-425-9300, TTY 711.


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