F981 Fall 2018 Lost Towns of Fairfax County
Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Oct. 17
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructors: Heather Bollinger, Jeff Clark
Coordinator: Carolyn Kramer
Learn about the “lost towns” of Fairfax County—vibrant communities which featured schools, churches, shops, and civic centers. This presentation will cover the full range of Fairfax County's history—from Colchester (18th century), to Matildaville (19th century) and Wiehle (20th century). Smaller, less well-known communities, such as Lewinsville, Accotink, and Pender, will be discussed, as well as African American communities, such as Cooktown/Oak Grove, Woodlawn, and The Pines.
Heather Bollinger is the historic records manager at the Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center. She holds master's degrees in American history from the University of Central Florida and in library science from the University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in archives and information management.
Jeff Clark is a video producer in the Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Communications. His works, "What's in a Name?" and "Schools of Yesteryear," were created to educate viewers about the origin of the names of Fairfax County's public school buildings. He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore, Maryland.