In Celebration of African American History Month, explore local history.

Join Portia A. Clark President of the Green Valley Civic Association, for a special presentation on Arlington's landmark Green Valley Pharmacy. The longest-operating African American in rlington County and likely the first African-American-owned pharmacy in the county, the Green Valley Pharmacy has helped shape and define the local community for over 60 years.

The Pharmacy was opened in 1952 by Dr. Leonard Muse and his business partner Waverly W. Jones at a time when no other pharmacies in Arlington welcomed the black community. Green Valley Pharmacy served black and white customers, and it was especially famous for its dine-in food counter, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Registration required. 

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For more information, call V. McCaffrey at 703-228-0322.

This event supports the Library's celebration of Black History Month

Date:
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Campbell Room
Library:
Shirlington Library
Audience:
Events for Adults Events for High Schoolers Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Local History
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

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