Henderson House Voted “Best History Related Geocache” in Northern Virginia, 2012

The Henderson House was voted "Best History-Related Cache in Northern Virginia" by the Northern Virginia Geocaching Association.  The award recognizes the unique container in which a regular sized  cache is hidden and the significance of Falls Church CIvil Rights History highlighted at the site.

Each spring is announced by the increase in visitors to the Henderson House and the Tinner Hill Civil Rights Memorial Arch. Geocaching, is a kind of high tech scavenger hunt. It's free and it's fun for all ages! Using a hand held GPS  device or GPS enabled cell phone participants look for hidden containers (geocaches) that contain "treasures."

Caches are hidden everywhere; one is hidden outside of the white picket fence...Read on

2013 Tinner Hill Blues Festival Line Up Announced!

The 2013 Tinner Hill Blues Festival, Blues, BBQ & Brew, will feature outstanding national and regional artists!  At the State Theatre on Friday, June 7, John Hammond with Phil Wiggins and the  and a guest appearance by Roy Book Binder.

At Cherry Hill Park,  Saturday, June 8 appearing will be Big Bill Morganfield, son of Muddy Waters, Sista Monica, Roy Book Binder, Beverly Guitar Watson, Sheryl Warner and the Southside Homewreckers, Daryl Davis and Band, Mary Ann Redmond, The Acoustic Blues Women (featuring Elenor Ellis, Pearl Bailes, Gina DeSimone & Pat Quinn) Plus more! 

Sunday, June 9 Mad Fox Brewing Company, Brunch, Tribute and Jam with the Jambassordors from the Archie Edwards Heritage Foundation.  Details TBA 

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Our Picks Music and Art

Artful heads up:  Don't miss Vanessa German, featured in the exhibition, the Art of Storytelling; Lies, Enchantment, Humor, Truth at the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore.  It is worth every penny of gas and admission.  This young women is fabulous.  Just listed in the huffington post as one of 30 contemporary art makers under 40 you should know!

American Visionary Museum exhibit:  http://www.avam.org/exhibitions/art-of-storytelling.shtml

Music Heads up: Don't miss the Plucker this weekend at the Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter Cabaret Fundrasier at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Bldg in Arlington. (4301 Wilson Blvd.  HEAR....BLUE POP MUSIC! SEE....PLUCKUS MAXIMUS! (AKA PLUCKER)... SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE!...Read on

Dr. Edwin B. Henderson Elected to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Edwin B. Henderson — who is known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball” — has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame!  The announcement was announced yesterday!


In 2011, these five new committees were established to each directly elect one nominee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  This change was made to ensure that the Hall of Fame maintains a strong focus on presenting accurate historical information while utilizing voting specialist who are intimately familiar with the special category they have been assigned to evaluate.  These five directly elected individuals have officially been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame and will be a...Read on

Tinner Hill Part of James Lee Community Center Life & Legacy: Black History Celebration Feb 23, 2013

Please join the James Lee Community Center History Project on Saturday, Feb. 23 6-8 pm to recognize key historical figures and landmarks of its community along with commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.   This FREE program will take place in the theater followed by a soul food reception in the Monroe Gym.

James Lee Community Center Theater

2855 Annandale Rd.

Falls Church,  VA.  22042

For mor information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/news/ni2013/jlbh.htm


or contact 703-534-3387,  x200

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Don’t Miss the WAMA AWARDS SHOW in the Little City of Falls Church, Virginia at the State Theatre

Don't Miss the WAMA AWARDS SHOW in Falls Church at the State Theatre February 17, 2013       Washington Area Music Association

Sunday, 7:30 pm

State Theatre Falls Church, Virginia 220 North Washington Street Falls Church, Virginia 22046 http://www.wamadc.com/wama/


We've got great restaurants all within walking distance of the State, plan to eat before or after!  Clare & Don's Beach Shack (across the street from the State); the 4 P's; Dogwood Tavern; Famous Dave's BBQ; Mad Fox Brewing Company; Anthoney's; Pilin; Meat in a...Read on

Taj Mahal Trio Coming to the State Theatre in Falls Church

You don't want to miss some real blues on Saturday, Feb 9 at the State Theatre in the heart of Falls Church!  Why not have dinner at Clare and Don's Beach Shack then walk across the street to the State and enjoy the one and only TAJ MAHAL TRIO? Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all...Read on

A Day of Service, Saturday Jan 19 9am-noon

Looking for something meaningful to do tomorrow?  Join us for the National  Day of Service.  We will be cleaning out and organizing the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation storage trailer.

Meet us at 106 Tinner Hill Road in Falls Church, VA.  22046 from 9am - noon

We can promise the company of positive and inspiring people to spend a few hours with!  

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Happy New New Year 2013

One of the true joys of the season is the opportunity to say thank you to all our friends, supporters and volunteers and to wish you a happy holiday and a prosperous new year!

All the best to you and your family, Nikki Graves Henderson and Edwin B. Henderson, II and Tinner Hill Board of Directors

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Watch Night Celebration; 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation

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