Good for all ages

In partnership with local writer Kim O'Connell, the Center for Local History and Arlington’s Historic Preservation Program in the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development.

Registrations are open for two timeslots:

Join us for a five-stop tour around Clarendon to illuminate the neighborhood's rich Vietnamese history. Crafts and activities will be provided. This event draws from the project Echoes of Little Saigon, made possible with a generous grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) and support from Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development; Arlington’s Historic Preservation Program in the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development; and the Arlington County Library’s Center for Local History. For more info, please view this video of Little Saigon Walking Tour, November 2021.

About Little Saigon: Little Saigon refers to the Vietnamese ethnic enclave in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, which served the large refugee population that immigrated after the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. The neighborhood became a vibrant hub of Vietnamese commerce and social activity, and reached its peak during the late 1970s to the mid 1980s. The opening of the WMATA Clarendon Metro station eventually sparked new development, resulting in higher rents, and businesses closed or relocated, notably to the nearby Eden Center. Nam Viet Restaurant is the last remaining original Vietnamese business in Clarendon.

Location: This tour will begin and end outside of the Clarendon Metro Station, 3100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201.

Registration is required.

Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Time:
11:00am - 11:45am
Location:
Outside
Location:
*Off-Site
Audience:
Events for All Ages
Categories:
Local History Maker > Arts and Crafts The Truck
Calendar:
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