Street Address
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
Mailing Address
Alexandria, VA 22306
phone: 703-375-9825
e-mail: gshsfcva@gmail.com
web: gumspringsmuseum.blogspot.com
Hours
Monday, Wednesday - Friday6 PM - 8 PM
Tuesday1 PM - 3 PM & 6 PM - 8 PM
Saturday1 PM - 3 PM
Keep checking as the schedule will be expanding.
Staff

Description

Featured Exhibits: The Museum is featuring an photographic exhibit of Gum Springs' residents and founding families. Many of these photos are close to 100 years old, some older.

Save the Historic Gray Home. The historic Gray House at 3115 Douglas Street is slated for demolition. The owners have donated the structure to the Gum Spring Historical Society. The house has to be moved to a new location. Your contributions to this effort are greatly appreciated. We must complete this action ASAP!

The Journal:The Fall Edition of History In Motion is soon to be released. History in Motion is the Gum Springs Historical Society's Quarterly Magazine. In the past, it has been a struggle to get this publication produced.Chase Graphic Communications is our new designer/publisher and they have pledged to insure that we get the periodical out to you at least 2 times a year. We anticipate having an edition for two seasons. Special Editions will also be released as circumstances warrant. Chase Graphics will also assist with the electronic publication of stories and pictures from the Community's history for a permanent exhibit at the Gum Springs Cultural Center and Museum. The on-line exhibit is on the Internet for the entire world to see. All community residents are encouraged to submit stories and artifacts for inclusion in both the quarterly printed and electronic magazines. We encourage the donation of family heirlooms for exhibition. Donations may be tax-deductible. If you choose not to donate, we would like to borrow items for temporary display. We will make every effort to get them returned to you as expeditiously as possible. The Society especially needs pictures from the 'old days'. If you have "ANY" photos or documents from the 1700's to the present, we would appreciate being able to make electronic copies. Those of you with stories to tell, who don't want to write them down, let us know. Equipment is available to make video tapes. These tapes will be digitized and placed in the Gum Springs Museum for visitors to view.

History

The Gum Springs Historical Society's Museum and Cultural Center opened its doors on November 24th, 1996. It is the aim of the Center to display a dynamic exhibit of the history of the Gum Springs Community. Plans are to eventually make a visit to the Center a vivid multimedia experience via computers and interactive audio-visual displays much like the Smithsonian Institution has done in Washington, DC. We also plan to provide virtual visits to the Center via the Internet. With your help we will make this vision a reality.