Tinner Hill Historic Site Commemorated

May 28, 2014 6:29 PM1 comment
Barry Buschow (right) of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation’s Ed Henderson (2nd from left) sign the new proclamation. (Photo: News-Press)

Barry Buschow (right) of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation’s Ed Henderson (2nd from left) sign the new proclamation. (Photo: News-Press)

A proclamation commemorating the establishment of the Tinner Hill Historic Site straddling the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County line on S. Washington St., was jointly signed by representatives of both the City and county, and many other involved agencies at Tuesday’s F.C. Council meeting.

A large contingent of invited guests snacked on treats in the lobby prior to the convening of Tuesday’s meeting, and 16 of them were invited to add their signatures to the proclamation. The City and county purchased two parcels of land in 1999 and partnered with the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to preserved the land in perpetuity in order to provide historic and educational interpretations, beginning with the efforts 100 years ago to resist an apartheid ordinance in Falls Church.

Tuesday’s special, jointly signed proclamation “commemorates the establishment of the Tinner Hill Historic Site as a celebration of a successful mutual partnership.”

  • gordontheisz

    This is great news and a wonderful accomplishment. It took a tremendous amount of effort on the part of the volunteers to get together multiple organizations. It also is a testament to the dedication of those who conceived of the idea to preserve the property, including Ed Henderson and former City preservationist Dave Eckert.

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