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Educator's Corner

Throughout the year in 2017 Fairfax County will be celebrating its 275th Anniversary with different events, tours, and lectures - including a signature history event on June 17th on the grounds adjacent to the county's historic courthouse.  During this time we invite educators to take time and explore the history of Fairfax County with their students. In this section of the website you'll find links to a wide range of county related historic resources, lesson plans, background information, and educational materials for learners of all ages.  If there's a resource you love, and that's missing from our list, please let us know so we can add it to our site.

Fairfax 275 Activity Ideas

Activity Ideas

Plan to celebrate Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary using our idea list as a starting point. More
Fairfax 275th Anniversary General History

Fairfax County History Overview

In this section you'll find history timelines, overviews, maps, and videos which outline a comprehensive view of Fairfax County's history. More
Fairfax 275 Educational Materials

Educational Materials

Downloadable brochures, guides, activities and more await you in this section. More
Fairfax 275 Maps and Photographs

Maps and Photographs

Use this page as a convenient source for historic maps and photographs highlighting Fairfax County which you can use for your 275th plans. More
Fairfax 275 Show and Tell

Show and Tell

How are you incorporating celebrations of Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary in the classroom? More
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Historical Sites

From historic homes and battlefields, to historic markers and trails - Fairfax County is home to many fascinating sites. More

Interested in Volunteering?

We're asking that the public contact us if interested in assisting us with hands-on educational activities taking place outside during the June 17th, 2017 signature event.  Fill out the form below and we'll get back to you with more information. Thank you!

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Fairfax 275 Facebook Page

Follow the official Fairfax 275 Facebook page to see amazing historical images of the county and to get more information on the commemorations taking place throughout 2017! More
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Visit our 275th Anniversary YouTube Channel

Enjoy a series of commemorative short videos produced by Fairfax County's own Channel 16 which highlight some of Fairfax County's significant historical moments. More
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Request Use of Logo

Download an application to request use of the official logo of Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary celebration for your own website, collateral, or special project. More