Park Authority

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12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Enjoy a Blast From the Past at Park Authority Historic Homes

Stempson HouseIn recognition of Historic Preservation Month, the Fairfax County Park Authority is hosting several events at historic properties across the county. On Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., resident curators at the following properties are opening their homes to the community to tour the property and learn about the ways they are working to preserve Fairfax County’s heritage:

Limited on-site parking will be available at each site.

In addition to the open houses on May 18, ServiceSource, the nonprofit curator for the Ellmore Farmhouse, will offer recurring house tours every Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning May 13. These tours will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the work that ServiceSource does within the community and to see the adaptive reuse of Ellmore Farmhouse located at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon.

The Resident Curator Program provides a unique opportunity for individuals, nonprofit and for-profit organizations to secure long-term lease agreements to live rent-free in historic properties located in beautiful public park settings. In return, curators agree to invest in the rehabilitation of these properties to ensure that the history of Fairfax County is preserved for future generations to experience.

For additional information about the Resident Curator Program and FCPA’s historic properties, visit the Resident Curator Program website. You may also contact Resident Curator Program manager, Stephanie Langton at 703-324-8791 or

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