Join the Arlington Historical Society on Thursday, May 11, 2017 for our annual meeting and lecture. AHS is honored to welcome Jessica Kaplan who will present I Was A Union Man: James and Lewis Marcey’s Civil War Experience.
During the Civil War, yoeman farmers, Lewis and James Marcey, owned 95 acres between Forts Ethan Allen and CS Smith in North Arlington. Long-term Union occupation and environmental devastation to the area severely tested their ability to maintain their farm and their loyalty to the Union cause. Learn about the Marcey’s Civil War experience and the source materials that helped uncover it.
An archivist, local history enthusiast, and 25 year resident of Arlington, Jessica Kaplan lives in a Will Marcey built farmhouse near Marcey Road.
The program will begin at 7:00 pm at Marymount University’s Reinsch Auditorium. Cohosted by Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. This event is also the annual AHS meeting, where officers and directors of the Society for the coming year will be elected
Driving Directions: Marymount University provides free parking. Attendees should enter at the library gate on 26th Street, North and park in the garage at the bottom of the incline to the left. Attendees can also enter the main entrance gate (located at 2807 N. Glebe Road) and park in the main lot in front of the stone Lodge building. The Security Station at the main entrance can help direct where to park.
Public Transportation: A free Marymount shuttle bus is available from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange and Silver lines). The University is also accessible via Metro bus routes 23A and 23T; exit at the N. Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive stop.