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 21 members are appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
The Fairfax County History Commission's accomplishments and projects in progress are detailed in an Annual Report submitted to the Board of Supervisors.
The Fairfax County History Commission adopts Bylaws for its rules and procedures for the transaction of its business for the benefit and convenience of the citizens of Fairfax County.