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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

1919 was a historic year when it came to ensuring women’s right to vote. On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed what would become the 19th amendment, and two weeks later, the Senate followed sending the proposed amendment to the states for ratification. In just over a year’s time, three-fourths of the states ratified the amendment and the Secretary of State certified the ratification, forever ensuring women would have the right to vote.

Meet Leland Melvin: Author, Astronaut and NFL Player at Chinn Library April 6

Former Astronaut Leland Melvin will be at Chinn Park Regional Library on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. to talk to people about the value of sticking to it, something he's learned throughout his life, and sign books. Melvin, whose hometown is Lynchburg, VA, also is a former NFL player and the author of "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances."

National Park Service plans second fire at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park is preparing for a second prescribed fire between March 26 and April 5, 2019. These dates may be extended depending upon weather conditions. The planned fire will be in the Deep Cut area of the battlefield, encompassing approximately 40 acres of open fields and brush.

Westridge Elementary School assembly celebrates African-American history in story and song

Students at Westridge Elementary School in Woodbridge hosted an assembly to celebrate African-American history, where they shared stories and music from many aspects of African-American culture.

From the American Revolution to Lorena Bobbitt - History Day to cover wide range of PWC topics

Topics touching on history from the American Revolution all the way through the more recent history of the Lorena Bobbitt story will be on the agenda at the "If I Were Today a Virginian: 5th-Annual Prince William/Manassas History Symposium" between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Old Manassas Courthouse.

Virginians asked to vote for their favorite artifact

Public is invited to vote for their favorite artifact and help award $7,000 in conservation grants, according to the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) iwhich has announced the 2018 Honorees of the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts:

Prince William County to get new state highway historical marker in Dumfries for “Parson Weems”

Among ten new historical markers approved for placement along Virginia roads will be one to highlight George Washington’s early and influential biographer Mason Locke Weems of Dumfries in Prince William County.

Be a part of history: Collecting stories of Woodbridge past and present begins this week

The Woodbridge Civic Association, working with George Mason University and the Prince William County Library System's RELIC Program, is embarking on a six-month effort to record the oral histories of Woodbridge residents. The recordings will eventually wind up at the Library of Congress as part of the library's "StoryCorps" project, which gathers firsthand, recorded accounts of the events in the lives of people from across the country.

Prince William community comes together on 17th anniversary of Sept. 11

Community members and elected officials gathered together Sept. 11 at the Prince William County Liberty Memorial to remember and honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The brief ceremony marked the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and the plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey Stewart spoke during the ceremony and said the pain of that day remains, but Americans endure now as they did then.

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