Who We Are

We were founded to honor the civil rights heroes of Tinner Hill and further the ideals for which they stood.

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation works to raise awareness of the contributions of African-Americans and other cultures to the development of Falls Church, Fairfax County, the United States, and African descendants in the diaspora, by disseminating information and by providing community services. Learn more about us.

Education and Resources

  • Cultural Center

    We're working with several dedicated partners to develop a landscape design to commemorate and celebrate the civil rights pioneers who lived in Falls Church.

  • Teachers & Students

    Our foundation is involved in helping to plan academic curricula locally and to continue advancing educational opportunities for students in Falls Church.

Featured News & Updates View Blog

March 2, 2014
Back by Popular Demand: Giving Voice African American Heritage Bus Tour, Sunday March 23, 4:00 pm

Our American Planning Association award winning tour will leave you amazed that the little town of Falls Church was home to so many interesting people, unusual families and little known events during the civil war through the early Civil Rights movement. During the tour, we will highlight women of... Read on

March 10, 2014
Fairfax County NAACP Golf Tournament Fri., April 25

Please join the Fairfax County NAACP branch for a Golf Tournament on Fri., April 25, 8:00 am Shotgun Start

Fort Belvoir Golf Course, Ft. Belvoir, VA.  more info Shirly Ginswright (703) 470-2137, fairfaxnaacp@gmail.com

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Tinner Hill Blues Festival

Countdown to the Blues!

June 13 - 15, 2014