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Memories of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad

Burke Connection By Steve Hibbard A few dozen people attended the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum’s special exhibit called “Memories of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad” on Sunday, Sept. 23. With 17 poster displays, it also featured original artifacts from the…

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Lost Towns of Fairfax County

Burke Connection By Steve Hibbard The Pohick Regional Library was packed for the Burke Historical Society’s 45-minute talk on “Lost Towns of Fairfax County,” presented by Heather Bollinger of Aldie and Jeff Clark of Fair Oaks, on Sunday, Feb. 25,…

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History Talk on ‘Everything Burke’

Burke Connection By Steve Hibbard February 8, 2018 The Burke Historical Society presented a talk by Brian Slawski, 36, its program chair and vice president, on “Everything Burke” at its annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at the Pohick…

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A Few Character’s in Burke’s History

Burke Connection By Steve Hibbard December 21, 2017 About 40 people attended a presentation by the Burke Historical Society on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Pohick Regional Library in Burke. Dubbed “The Characters of Burke,” the talk featured siblings Chip…

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Making History Personal at Burke History Day 2016

Burke Connection By Tim Peterson November 14, 2016 Burke — Burke History Day 2016, put on by the Burke Historical Society, was all about getting community members to become more engaged in the study of history themselves. Titled “Finding Your…

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