American Association of University Women Falls Church branch invites Falls Church residents and friends to join them for their Monday, September 11 meeting at the Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nikki Graves Henderson from the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation will be the meeting’s speaker and she will be discussing her topic, Everyday Women Step Outside the “Norm”: Examining the Uncommon Actions of Early Falls Church Women.
In addition to what is widely known of Falls Church, the African American community has played a major role in the history of the community. From Charles Tinner’s home to the Galloway Methodist Episcopal Church (now Galloway United Methodist Church) to the old Odd Fellow’s building, the influence of the City’s African-American heritage is more than evident. Henderson will be taking a different spin on local history by exploring the legacies and effects of the community’s lesser-known early women citizens and how they helped shape the City locals know today. Edwin Henderson, whose family was central to the African American community in Falls Church and Washington, D.C., will also be present for the discussion.
The meeting will be held in the Falls Church Community Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m.