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#5 – Learn The History of Burke – Join the Burke Historical Society!

Burke History represented in costume. 1850s and 1950s.
Burke History represented in costume. 1850s and 1950s.

There’s a lot you probably don’t know about Burke. Did you know it has some interesting Civil War connections? Did you know it was the original site selection for what is now Dulles Airport? Did you ever wonder who this “Burke” person was? Did you know the Burke Nursery used to be a racetrack?

Be sure to stop by the BHS booth at the Burke Centre Festival!


The Burke Historical Society meets the last Sunday of the month. Some meetings are open to the public. Visit their website www.burkehistoricalsociety.org to view their calendar of events and learn a bit of the history surrounding Burke, Virginia. Consider becoming a member.

This year, Burke History Day will be taking place on October 12, 2013 in downtown Burke. Did you even know there was a downtown Burke?

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