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The Past through the Eyes of Green Spring’s Children in artiFACTS

The Past through the Eyes of Green Spring's Children in artiFACTS

Fairfax County’s Green Spring Gardens was once home to a notable father and children who shared his love of writing and publishing. In artiFACTS this month, see one way in which Park Authority historians are learning about the people who called Fairfax County home in ages past.

This month, artiFACTS showcases a family newspaper from the Park Authority collections that offers insight into the personalities, hobbies, and roles of teen and tween “staff” members who lived and played at what is now the county’s premier garden park. Get the details by visiting the Park Authority’s artiFACTS website.

Each month, artiFACTS highlights an item from the Park Authority’s vast collection of historic treasures. The collection includes more than 5,000 objects, such as quilts, chairs, baskets, machines, and clothing; thousands of archival items, such as photographs, letters, maps, and other documents; and upwards of three million artifacts that include archaeological finds, such as spear points and pottery. From glass fragments, to clothing to furniture, the items tell the story of our region’s past.

For more information about the Park Authority’s Museum Collections, contact Heritage Resource Specialist Megan Leining at 703-631-1429 or at megan.leining@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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