"To feel the pulse of earth where man has trod, and for the future, keep the past."

Keep Up With Our Speaker Events!

Read about the Nov. 8 Speakers led by Joan Wehner on the 1983 Effort to Save the Old School House in our Blog and watch a video of the presentation on Vimeo.

Jim Lewis
If you missed last month's Presentation by Jim Lewis you can still watch it online - available n
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OKTOBERFEST IS HERE!

Join the Great Falls Historical Society for our annual Oktoberfest Potluck and hear Speaker Jim Lewis onHow Fairfax and Loudoun Counties Finally Agreed on a Border”- October 11, 2017, 6:30 PM at the Great Falls Grange.

The Best Kept Secret in History!

Patricia Wirth, Executive Director of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association spoke at the Grange on Sept. 13th.  If you missed it you can still read about it in our Blog...


Chronicler Archives

Archived copies of the GFHS Chronicler going back to 1981 are now available online. See "Newsletters" in the "News" menu.

Chronicler Archive

The Results Are In!

The results of our 1890s Baseball Team History Challenge are officially in. Thanks to the hard work of Brian Love and Ansley Bryan, we have full histories for three of our players! Click here or visit our gallery to view their reports.

In Loving Memory: Mark Turner

Mark Turner served as President of the Great Falls Historical Society from 2005 through 2008. Whether Great Falls Day or other meetings and celebrations, Mark Turner was a loving participant in keeping the past for Great Falls residents to enjoy. We will miss his quiet respect and dignity and his love of family and community.

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Thelma's Country Store:
A Colvin Run Road Legacy

by Doris Carpenter


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