250 Years

of American History in Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County Commemorates 250 Years of America

In 1776 America was founded in revolution. The revolution was a war, and also ideas. In Virginia, and particularly in Fairfax County, the revolutionary movement was conceived and born. From our founders and revolutionary history, through ensuing decades of struggle for human, civil, educational, and environmental rights, our County and its distinctive places, stories, and people embody this history.

Virginia stood at the center of this revolution in may ways. Through penning thoughtful and inspiring words that would propel a nation forward for the next 250 years, to engaging in wars, protests, leadership, and innovation that would elevate those words closer to the reality in which they were intended to achieve, Virginians played a pivotal role our American story.  We invite you to explore these stories found throughout Fairfax County during the commemoration period and also renew your commitment to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence that all people “ are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The Fairfax County 250th Commission will host three town hall meetings in April

The commission has scheduled three town hall meetings, offering both in-person and virtual options to ensure all community members have the opportunity to participate:

In-Person Town Hall

  • Date: Friday, April 12
  • Time: 2-5 p.m.
  • Location: Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 9/10

Virtual Town Hall

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17
  • Time: 7-10 p.m.
  • Zoom link, meeting ID: 415 914 9618

In-Person Town Hall

  • Date: Monday, April 29
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Location: Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 9/10

The town halls are a vital component of the commission's mission to implement an inclusive and comprehensive observance of the Semiquincentennial. These meetings will provide a platform for discussion, input and collaboration, ensuring that the celebration reflects the diverse perspectives and contributions of Fairfax County's residents.

Fairfax County

Commemorates 250 Years of America