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Great Falls  Historical Society of Virginia


The Great Falls Historical Society was organized in 1977 to promote community spirit by bringing the past into the present. We do this through: monthly programs on local history and people by local people who shaped history elsewhere, preservation efforts, publication of historical essays, collection of artifacts and photographs, oral history interviews, genealogical research, and tours and dinners at historic sites. We hope you will join in our activities and in supporting these efforts with your membership.  Our membership year is now January to December. Please renew or refresh your membership if  appropriate.

To learn more about our society or  peruse the wealth of local historical information  gathered by our members, use the menu selections above or use the links on the right edge of this page.

To search the GFHS web site content for a subjects of interest, use  Site Search  under Resources.   Great Falls Historic Properties can be seen at our photo repository.  We encourage your feedback and recommendations.



 Flashback: Great Falls Day Spring 2014,  sponsored by GFHS . . .


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                                                        Grange Opening Day May 4, 1929


                                       Great Falls Day at the Grange  May 4, 2014 – 85 years later








Please consider joining in the preparation of this important event.  Meetings are every

Tuesday, 1:30-3:30pm at the Great Falls Library. Your participation would be most appreciated.




Dear GFHS Members,

The Great Falls Day Committee is pleased to announce that Great Falls Day is just over one week away.  Have you marked your calendars and reserved Sunday, May 4 from 1 to 5 to come enjoy a thoughtful and fun local history day?
Did you know that this event has been planned largely by the most senior members of our Society?  The Great Falls Day Committee includes Bob Lundegard, Dave Bettwy, Betty Swartz, Carolyn Miller, and Doris Carpenter, all over 80 years – our wisdom circle – along with Maggie McNeil, Jack Nutter and I.  The Fairfax County Park Authority has taken responsibility for several displays and will be contributing important Fairfax County history, farm animals, historic archives from the Great Falls Grange, and Fairfax County agricultural history. This is an authentic “old-fashioned country neighborliness” event!

Great Falls Day Centerfold Event Ad
We are pleased to bring to your attention the centerfold advertisement of Great Falls Day in this week’s Great Falls Connection newspaper, April 23-23, 2014, pages 10 & 11.

Ed Luttrell, President of the National Grange
Also please note a press release on Ed Luttrell, President of the National Grange, who will be speaking at the Opening Ceremony on Great Falls Day, in the same issue, page 6.

Link to Electronic Copy of Newspaper
Here is the link to view this week’s issue of The Great Falls Connection, or you may view pages 6, 10 and 11 when your newspaper arrives in your mailbox.

Your presence is an essential feature of this local history event.  Your love of history can be felt throughout the event.  Come, let your light shine!

With warm regards,


Kathleen Murphy
Great Falls Historical Society
P.O. Box 56
Great Falls, VA 22066

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