Blues in the Night Fundraiser at Creative Cauldron, FEB 10 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Join us at a special fundraiser performance of Blues in the Night at Creative Cauldron on Friday evening, Feb. 10, 7:00 pm.  The production is a scorching, Tony-nominated musical, captures the soul of the blues. Featuring twenty-six hot and torchy numbers BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW  that tell of the sweet, sexy and sorrowful experiences three women have with the lying, cheating snake of a man who does them wrong, it will leave you energized, inspired, and ready to wail! The interweaving stories are defined through glorious songs from Bessie Smith to Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more. Admission, which includes a special dessert reception & post show discussion with mix and mingle with...Read on

Attention Artists!  Enter the Tinner Hill Festival “Envisioning Blues” Juried Art Show

Attention Artists!

As part of the 2014 Tinner Hill Blues Festival, the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and Art and Frame of Falls Church will once again sponsor a juried all-media exhibition.  The exhibition will open as  part of FIRSTfriday of Falls Church on June 6 and will be on display, in the Art and Frame gallery,  through the month of June. Theme: "Envisioning  Blues" As part of the 2014 Tinner Hill Blues Festival, this exhibition focuses on the meaning of the “Blues" from an artistic or visual perspective. Artwork may explore the nature of blues music, poetry, literature, or history; interpret theemotions and events that inspire or evoke the blues; focus on blues performers; or ruminate...Read on

Visionaries of Early Black Basketball and Education; Dr. Edwin B. Henderson and Julius Rosenwald

Thursday, February 20 at 6 p.m. Join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for a panel discussion and film clip screenings on early black basketball and education of African Americans.

Tinner Hill founder and president, Edwin B. Henderson, II will be one of the panelist.

Carnegie Library, 801 K Street NW Members: $10, Non-members: $15 More information at

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Giving Voice; African American Heritage Tour, Sunday, Jan 19, 3 pm & 4 pm

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation will conduct the award winning African American Heritage Tour of Falls Church on Sunday, Jan. 19th at 3 pm and 4 pm.  Meet real people from Falls Church past from before the the Civil War to the birth of the early Civil Rights struggle, played by costumed interpreters. As part of the Creative Cauldron Open House, Tinner Hill will be doing Heritage Tours of Falls Church.

Giving Voice; African American Heritage Tour of Falls Church Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm 

Tours will depart from Creative Cauldron 410 S. Maple Ave. Falls Church, VA. Free Plan to arrive early, the tour will be via bus. Seats are limited and will be available on a first come, first...Read on

SOLD OUT Bus Trip to National African American Museum of History & Culture FEB 12

Yes, we have got the hottest tickets in town! Join us to celebrate Black History Month on Sunday, Feb. 12th with a bus trip to the Smithsonian's newest museum! Seats are $25.00, departing & returning to the Tinner Hill Historic Site BUY YOUR SEAT (106 Tinner Hill Road, Falls Church, VA) to the museum in DC  and includes a FREE 2 pm timed entry ticket for the museum!   You'll enjoy help navigating through the museum from a seasoned museum professional plus map and museum guide booklet.

You can purchase tickets for the bus trip here.

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The Harlem Renaissance Fair 2016

Over the last two decades Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation has become synonymous with African American history celebrations.   To fulfill our mission of preserving and sharing African American history our organization hosts unique “edutaining” (entertaining and educational) events. This year the foundation will celebrate African American History Month with “The Harlem Renaissance Fair” an evening of glitz and glamour featuring live jazz music, dance, poetry, presentations, displays and performances by actors and costumed re-enactors portraying historical figures of the era.  Guests are encouraged to wear attire of the 1920-30s.  The affair will take place on Friday, February 19th , at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.   

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Stephanie Meeks, President of National Trust for Historic Preservation, visits Tinner Hill

In the news - President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stephanie Meeks' recent visit to Tinner Hill.

Read the complete article, Visiting Tinner Hill: Local History, National Significance, from the PreservationNation Blog

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A Centennial Celebration of Tinner Hill

This article originally appeared in the Falls Church News-Press on December 4, 2014.

I feel blessed to live in a municipality like Falls Church, Virginia.  A small progressive community where knowing your neighbors and interacting with those who make decisions regarding it’s governance is possible.  Living close to our nation’s capital gives us the opportunity to enjoy big city culture and free national treasures such as the Smithsonian Museums and the Library of Congress.  First class entertainment, such as sports teams, theatrical performances and musical venues, are all at our fingertips.  Shopping malls where every possible item is for sale for our convenience and gift giving needs.   We live in a community that offers...Read on

Fundraiser Celebrating 100 Years of Civil Rights in Fairfax County

As founding president of the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, I am giving up my birthday this year, and donating my age (I'm 59, today) to donate $59, or more, to preserve important Civil Rights History in Northern Virginia, and the nation. (Donate at

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, a 501-C-3 organization is celebrating how 100 years ago, on January 8, 1915, a committed group of African Americans in Falls Church, met to establish an organization ( the Colored Citizens Protective League), which received a charter to become the first rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

For almost 15 years, Tinner Hill has proposed recognition of this history. Today, as we speak, the Tinner Hill Historic...Read on

21st Tinner Hill Blues Festival 2014

Enjoy the 21st Tinner Hill Blues Festival, June 12 - 14 in Falls Church, VA. All Blues. All weekend. All over town!

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