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Park Authority Seeks Comments on Cultural Resource Plan
The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking public comment on the newly-revised Cultural Resource Management Plan. This plan was developed as part of the Park Authority's continuing effort to promote the culture of resource stewardship in Fairfax County and to continue in its mission to protect cultural resources for present and future generations. Public input will be accepted online at Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov and also through two public comment meetings set for October.
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James Lee Community Center
2855 Annandale Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 703-534-3881


Cultural Resource staff is responsible for archaeology countywide, for historic preservation on parkland, and serves as stewards of archaeological and historic collections.

The Cultural Resource Management and Protection Branch’s main offices are housed in the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church. The center is home to two labs that staff and volunteers use to clean, analyze, and catalog Native American and historic artifacts. The center houses more than three million artifacts spanning the last 13,000 years of Fairfax County's history. In addition, the branch’s Museum Collections are housed at the Walney Visitor Center, at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.

Cultural Resources Staff Projects

County projects that Cultural Resource Management and Protection Branch personnel are a vital part of include:

A tree planting stand at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park (ECLP)
Wayside Markers and Commemorative Benches at ECLP
The ECLP Archaeology Experience program
A Hidden Pond cooperative project
Huntley Meadows Park and Riverbend Park Summer Archaeology Camps
Archaeological survey and National Register evaluations at Sully Woodlands Collections
American Alliance of Museums Re-Accreditation
The Resident Curator Program
The Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration
County-Wide Development Plan Reviews
Stream Valley Restorations
Park Development Reviews
Park Master Plan Teams
Rezoning Application Reviews
Invasive management review and land assessments
Park Authority Land Acquisition Assessments
Consultations with Interested Parties, VDHR, Tribes
Geocache request assessments
Easement Assessments
Virginia Department of Transportation & Fairfax County Department of Transportation assessments
Bureau of Land Management Assessments
Northern Virginia Regional Park Assessments
Cultural Landscape Reports
Historic Structures Reports and Condition Assessments
Historic Huntley Preservation and Rehabilitation
Colvin Run Mill Miller’s House
Sully Historic Structures Report
Ash Grove Meat House Historic Structures Report
Ash Grove Meat House Archaeology and Stabilization.
Education and Outreach
Grant Administration and Management
Resident Curator Program Studies

Cultural Resources Archaeology Videos

The Colchester Archaeological Research Team (C.A.R.T.), part of the Cultural Resource Management and Protection Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority conducts ongoing archaeological investigations on the Old Colchester Park and Preserve.


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