2018 Press Release

Edited:  11/15/18  We live in a diverse, historically rich region of the united States,  which also provides strong links to the international community.   While politically neutral (we are a 501(c)(3)), we celebrate the power of inclusiveness, of building bridges between cultures and religions, etc. In addition, we have a strong interest in the history of Loudoun County in particular and in Virginia as a whole.

We have sponsored various events and research papers and currently fund two major efforts, the Edwin Washington Project and the Bulletin of Loudoun County History.

(1) The largest effort is the Edwin Washington Project:  which is done in partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and others to primarily examine the experiences of African-Americans in segregated schools, 1865-1968.  At the suggestion of the NAACP, we plan to expand that interest to neighboring counties in 2019.   We also study white education during the study period in order to fully understand the big picture.  A major conference on Black Educational Achievement in education was co-hosted by LCPS and the Edwin Washington Project in November, 2018.  We will likely host a similar event in 2019.  Stay tuned.

(2) We are also pleased to announce that in November, 2018, we took over the Bulletin of Loudoun County Historical Society, now to be called the Bulletin of Loudoun County History.   From 1957 to 1976, then from 1997 to 2001 and in its last phase, from 2004 to 2018, the periodical was the effort of the Loudoun County Historical Society.   By agreement with the controlling parties, it is now the periodical of DFV, our 501(c)(3).   We are deeply honored to manage this journal, which will remain non-partisan and dedicated to exploring Loudoun’s special history in as professional a manner as possible.  More will be said about this effort in the near future.