The Fairfax County History Commission was established by the County of Fairfax in 1969. It grew out of the Landmarks Preservation Committee established in 1965. The mission of the Fairfax History Commission is to advise the County Government, to promote and encourage public interest in all matters bearing on the history of Fairfax County, and to help identify, document, record and preserve our County's historic past here in Northern Virginia. The Commission's 20 members are appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
The History Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the 1st Floor Conference Room of the City of Fairfax Regional Library (10360 North Street) on the first Wednesday of every month. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, FCHC meetings have been held virtually and will continue to do so for the immediate future. The meeting agenda is available online approximately one week prior to the meeting. Our various committees meet on an as-needed basis. We also sponsor events in local history--such as roadside marker dedications--throughout the year. Visit our Events page to learn more.