A Look Back at Braddock
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010
April 15, 2005
A Look Back at Braddock
The Braddock District has taken on an ambitious year-long venture designed to capture the stories of local historians and those who know the story of “old-time” Braddock.
“My staff and I hear stories about ‘old-time’ Braddock all the time, and we’ve finally decided to capture these wonderful stories before they are lost forever,” said Braddock District Supervisor Sharon Bulova.
Supervisor Bulova launched “A Look Back at Braddock” at the district’s October 2004 Town Meeting. It will continue with a town meeting on May 25, at the Kings Park Library, Community Meeting Room, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The program will include presentations about evidence of Native Americans in the Braddock area, early land grants and colonial settlements, and Braddock in times of war and conflict.
“A Look Back at Braddock” task force is collaborating with the Braddock District office to gather written anecdotes, photographs and historic materials; record and transcribe oral histories from older residents; organize and edit written materials and anecdotal text into written and electronic publications; produce a layered map tracing the boundaries, landmarks and features of Braddock District from early history to the present; and conduct a student history paper competition. Assisting with the project is Bud Mayo, the Braddock District representative to the Fairfax County History Commission.
“A Look Back at Braddock” will conclude with a third town meeting scheduled for October 19, 2005. The program will focus on Braddock’s evolution from early history to the present and will cover Braddock’s oldest roads and settlements, public institutions and governance, and the origins of contemporary neighborhoods.
Donations of old photographs and materials are welcomed and encouraged. All materials will be handled with care and returned promptly. For more information about this project, if you have something to share, or if you know of someone who would be a great subject for an oral history interview, please contact Florence Naeve in the Braddock District Office at 703-425-9300, TTY 703-978-7973 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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