The history of Fairfax County
The early history of county park sites
The families who lived and worked at these sites
The Park Authority welcomes donations of objects, documents and other materials that meet the criteria above. Finite space and stewardship resources may play a role in the decision for acceptance of offered materials.
Donated objects and historic items support exhibits, research and interpretation at Park Authority historic sites and outreach displays.
Park Authority staff members are happy to talk with you about acquiring materials associated with park sites and Fairfax County history. If you have historic materials you would like to donate to the Park Authority, please call 703-631-1429.
Access to either the Historic Object Collection or the Archives Collection for research purposes may be arranged. For information, call 703-631-1429.
Help is always needed in Collections. Volunteers assist with annual inventory, installation of special exhibits, research, cataloging, cleaning and storing historic artifacts. Collections Management volunteers receive special training in handling and moving museum objects. For information, see the volunteer page or call 703-631-1429.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is proud of its ability and opportunity to provide intern programs for individuals seeking on-the-job experience in all aspects of Park Authority operations. Information about internship opportunities in the parks.