Arlington Historical Society

I always liked history but didn’t know anything about local history. A chance encounter with a Texas Historical Marker in downtown Fort Worth made me realize that a lot happened around here before I came along. I began to develop an interest in local history and decided to join the Arlington Historical Society in October 2020. Since joining, local history has become a passion of mine. Even though I’ve lived in this area my whole life, I never learned about its past. I’m discovering it now, and it has such a rich and vibrant history.

My growing interest in local history inspired me to write a few articles for the Arlington Historical Society’s newsletter in 2021. Then, in January 2022, I took over as the newsletter editor. A couple months later, I also started doing our social media posts on Facebook. It’s been a rewarding experience, and I enjoy doing it. I also volunteer at Fielder Museum and serve as a board member for the Arlington Historical Society. I’m the youngest in the group, and it’s an honor to carry the torch for my generation.

This page is dedicated to copies of the newsletter that I authored and edited, with more content coming soon.

–Jason, March 2023

Arlington Historical Society – Newsletters

March 2023

Highlights include:

  • News about the AHS venues – exhibits, visitors, tours, and cabin updates
  • Local history news – Meadowbrook Park and Roark Elementary School
  • “On this day in local history” – Kalpana Chawla and Colonel Neel E. Kearby

February 2023

Highlights include:

  • Debut of “The Fielder Flash” newsletter format
  • Arlington Historical Society: A look back at 2022 and a look ahead at 2023

July-August 2022

Highlights include:

  • Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Awards Grant
  • Arlington Cemetery Receives New Signs, and Coming Soon, QR Codes
  • Texas Rangers Exhibit Opens at Fielder Museum
  • Two Arlington Cemeteries Join National Wreaths Across America Day

June 2022

Highlights include:

  • “Echoes From The Hill” Documentary Premieres
  • “Friends of Bird’s Fort” Group Growing on Facebook
  • Arlington Historical Society has a new website

May 2022

Highlights include:

  • Arlington’s Landmark Preservation Commission
  • Heritage Tourism in Arlington

April 2022

Highlights include:

  • Geraldine Mills honored with special event (page 5)

March 2022

Highlights include:

  • Elegant afternoon tea at Fielder House honors Mrs. Ruby Odom (page 3)
  • Women’s History Exhibits at Fielder House – photo tour (page 5)

February 2022

Highlights include:

  • Black History in Arlington

January 2022

Highlights include:

  • Arlington Historical Society – 2021 Recap