Historic Object Collection
The permanent Historic Object Collection consists of nearly six thousand objects dating from the 18th to the mid-20th century, displayed in long-term and changing exhibits at Park Authority historic site museums and parks and in special community outreach exhibits.
Some selected highlights:
Other significant collections:
Over four thousand archival items - photographs, maps, letters and other documents - support interpretation of site history, document the period of Park Authority ownership and restoration of historic structures, and preserve the history of site ownership. Similar materials illustrate the early history of Fairfax County communities like Floris, Centreville and Bailey’s Crossroads.
Access to either the Historic Object Collection or the Archives Collection for research purposes may be arranged. Send email to the Collections Manager or call 703-631-1429.
Help is always needed in Collections! Volunteers assist behind the scenes with annual inventory, installation of special exhibits, and researching, cataloging, cleaning and storing historic artifacts. Collections Management volunteers receive special training in handling and moving museum objects. If you are detail-oriented and enjoy working with antiques and historic objects, send email to the Collections Manager or call 703-631-1429.
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