Falls Church History Room

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    We've officially re-opened!. Come see - and use - our newly expanded and renovated library building at 120 N. Virginia Avenue. All visitors to the library (and other City buildings) are required to wear a mask. Learn more...
Falls Church Local History Room

Falls Church History Room Hours
Monday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 5 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


About the Falls Church History Room


The mission of the Falls Church History Room is to collect, preserve, and promote materials with historical significance concerning the inhabitants, government, institutions, and environment of the City of Falls Church.  View our Collection Overview...

Falls Church History: Digital Collection & Index


Search our updated and expanded Falls Church History: Digital Collection & Index to find (and view) Falls Church related photographs, death notices, and records for thousands of items in the our collection!

COVID & BLM History Project


The Falls Church History Room is collecting photos, stories, short video clips, and other digital content to record how City of Falls Church residents have been experiencing COVID-19 and the recent Black Lives Matter social equity movement.
Library Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking for the Falls Church Public Library on August 18, 1957. 

Pictured: Herman Fink, Mrs. J.W. Bonnell, Elizabeth Morgan Styles, and  Frances Holmes Styles

Photographer: Uknown


Questions or Donations? 


Have a local history question? Or possible Falls Church related historical items to donate? Visit us in person when the room is open. Or send us an email or leave us a message on our Falls Church History Room voicemail at 703-248-5140 (TTY 711).

You can also send us a letter by regular mail at:
Falls Church History Room
Mary Riley Styles Public Library
120 N. Virginia Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046