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.
FCHC Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.*
City of Fairfax Regional Library - Conference Rooms A/B
10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
*Please note that this month's meeting will start 1 hour earlier
Confederate Names Committee
On June 23, 2020, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, requested the History Commission prepare a report listing a full inventory of Confederate street names, monuments and public places in Fairfax County and on Fairfax County-owned property. The research report was presented to the Board of Supervisors on December 8, 2020. If you have questions or comments regarding street name changes, please contact your County Supervisor's office. To view the completed report and additional information, please follow the link below.
FAIRFAX COUNTY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY INVENTORY
In October 2020, a motion was made by Commissioner Naef, seconded by Commissioner McCullough, that the History Commission approve, as a major initiative in 2021, the development of a research inventory by magisterial district, identifying publications, documents, records and such miscellaneous materials that provide access into the histories of African American communities throughout historical Fairfax County.