Resident Curator Program

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-8791
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 927
Fairfax, Virginia

Stephanie Langton,
Resident Curator Program Manager

Resident Curator Program

Resident Curator Program

 

Be a preservation hero. Help Fairfax County preserve our tangible past by partnering with us to care for our historic resources. Slices of Fairfax County history are slipping away as some little-used, publicly-owned historic properties fall victim to the elements and disuse. The Resident Curator Program (RCP) is designed to preserve historic properties by offering long-term leases to qualified tenants who agree to rehabilitate and maintain these historic resources. A curator can be a private citizen, a non-profit entity, or a for-profit entity.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ash Grove

The application period for curatorship of the historic Ash Grove property is closed. 

 

Turner Farmhouse

On September 26, 2018, the Fairfax County Park Authority Board will take action on the lease agreement between the Park Authority and Board of Supervisors for the Park Authority-owned Turner Farm in Great Falls, for the purposes of initiating the Board of Supervisors sublease approval with the selected Resident Curator applicant.

 

Ellmore Farmhouse

There will be an open house for Ellmore Farmhouse on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from noon until 3 p.m.  Attendees can tour the house and its grounds. Parking is available on site.

Learn more about Ellmore Farmhouse.

 

Resident Curator Properties

Lahey Lost Valley

Lahey Lost ValleyAPPLICATIONS OPENING SOON.
9750 Brookmeadow Drive, Vienna, VA, 22182

Lahey Lost Valley is a mid-eighteenth century brick hall-parlor house with a 1940s brick addition. The house is located on land that was granted to William Gunnell in 1730. In 1741 Gunnell gave the land to two of his sons to divide. Henry Gunnell received ... Read More

 

Ash Grove House

Ash Grove HouseAPPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.
8881 Ashgrove House Lane, Vienna, VA, 22182

Ash Grove is one of the few standing 18th century Virginia houses, and was built by the Fairfax family.  Thomas Fairfax built the original portion of the house in 1790, and the family inhabited the house until 1847.  The house sits... Read More

 

Stempson House

Stempson HouseUNDER REHABILITATION.
9501 Furnace Road, Lorton, VA, 22079

The circa 1937 Stempson House is a vernacular style residence with Colonial Revival style elements. The house is significant due to its association with the Occoquan Workhouse and Reformatory, later known as Lorton Prison, which incorporated Progressive Era reform ideals, and for its ... Read More

 

Turner Farm House

Turner Farm HouseUNDER REHABILITATION SOON.
10609 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA, 22066

The Turner Farmhouse, built in 1905 by the Turner family, is located in a 52-acre community park at the intersection of Georgetown Pike and Springvale Road in Great Falls, Virginia. The property contains several historic structures. The Mark Turner Dairy Farm is an example of the type of farm that predominated in the Great Falls area during the early years ... Read More

 

Ellmore Farmhouse

Ellmore FarmhouseAPPLICATIONS OPENING SOON
2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA, 20171

The Ellmore Farmhouse is a two-story, 3,300-square-foot property located on West Ox Road in Herndon, Virginia. The farmhouse was constructed principally of yellow pine in 1891 for Mrs. Mary W. Ellmore and her two children. Members of the Ellmore family occupied the property for more than 50 years, operating a productive dairy farm there through 1945, ... Read More

 

Coming Soon to the Resident Curator Program