CHNM Helps Launch Local History Project

The Center for History and New Media is pleased to announce the launch of a new project, A Look Back at Braddock District, Fairfax County, Virginia at www.braddockheritage.org. Working with a committed team of volunteer researchers from the office of The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Braddock District Supervisor, CHNM provided technical and conceptual support for the website. Hosted by the CHNM as a community service and maintained by local residents, the site includes brief historical essays, teaching materials, and a searchable database of oral histories, photographs, and artifacts contributed by area residents.

The website is a companion to the book, Braddock’s True Gold: 20th Century Life in the Heart of Fairfax County, tracing the transformation of the Braddock area from a rural region into a sprawling suburb of Washington, D.C.

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