A Guide to the Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Records, 1957-2018 Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Records MSS 05-69

A Guide to the Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Records, 1957-2018

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 05-69


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City of Fairfax Regional Library
Virginia Room
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Fairfax, VA 22030-2514 USA
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Email: va_room@fairfaxcounty.gov
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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 05-69
Title
The Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Records, 1957-2018
Extent
2.5 linear feet
Creator
Fairfax Ferns Garden Club
Language
English
Abstract
The Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Records consists of 2.5 linear feet and spans the years 1957-2018 and consist of minutes, newsletters, yearbooks, awards and certificates, photographs, newspaper articles, and other ephemera. Subjects covered are the history and activities of the Fairfax Ferns.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Records, MSS 05-69, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Hildie Carne on December 31, 2018

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, February 2019
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2019


Historical and Biographical Information

The Greenway Hills Garden Club was formed in 1957 in the new Greenway Hills subdivision, now known as Old Lee Hills. In March 1960, the club’s name changed to Fairfax Ferns as many new residents moved into the neighborhood. The group became affiliated with National Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1963.

The Fairfax Ferns’ mission is to promote an interest in gardening and to encourage civic improvements. The club is very involved in the City of Fairfax’s gardening needs which included designing, planting, and maintaining the Kitty Pozer Garden in Old Town Fairfax. The Fairfax Ferns host flower shows every other year which are open free to the public.

The club publishes a monthly newsletter called the “Fern Fax” and an annual yearbook which is dedicated to an outstanding member or a notable person in the City of Fairfax. Monthly meetings are held the first Monday of the month at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. A program is presented at the meeting relating to a particular gardening issue. The club also has other meetings such as tours, workshops, and demonstrations.

Scope and Content

The Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Records consists of 2.5 linear feet and spans the years 1957-2018 and consist of minutes, newsletters, yearbooks, awards and certificates, photographs, newspaper articles, and other ephemera. Awards include certificates of achievement, appreciation, congratulations, exhibition, and recognition. The Awards and Projects notebook contains photos of the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute; Fairfax Nursing Home; Commonwealth Doctors Hospital; Fairfax High School; and Earp’s Ordinary. Subjects covered are the history and activities of the Fairfax Ferns.


Index Terms

  • Fairfax (Va.) - History
  • Fairfax Ferns Garden Club
  • Gardening - Societies, etc. - Virginia - Fairfax
  • Greenway Hills Garden Club

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Greenway Hills Garden Club Minutes, 1957-1959
Box 1
Folder 2
Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Minutes, 1960-1972
Box 1
Folder 3
Fairfax Ferns Garden Club Minutes, 1972-1988
Box 1
Folder 4
Newspaper clippings, 1971-2018
Box 1
Folder 5
Programs, Volunteer of the Year, 1995-2012
Box 1
Folder 6
Flower Show Schedules, 1964-2018
Box 1
Folder 7
Awards, 1974-2016
Box 2
 
Notebook, Awards and Projects [contains photographs], 1969-2018
Box 3
Folder 1
Yearbooks, 1968-1970
Box 3
Folder 2
Yearbooks, 1970-1972
Box 3
Folder 3
Yearbooks, 1972-1974
Box 3
Folder 4
Yearbooks, 1974-1976
Box 3
Folder 5
Yearbooks, 1976-1978
Box 3
Folder 6
Yearbooks, 1978-1980
Box 3
Folder 7
Yearbooks, 1981-1983
Box 3
Folder 8
Yearbooks, 1983-1985
Box 3
Folder 9
Yearbooks, 1985-1987
Box 3
Folder 10
Yearbooks, 1987-1990
Box 4
Folder 1
Yearbooks, 1990-1993
Box 4
Folder 2
Yearbooks, 1994-1997
Box 4
Folder 3
Yearbooks, 1997-1998
Box 4
Folder 4
Yearbooks, 1999-2001
Box 4
Folder 5
Yearbooks, 2001-2003
Box 4
Folder 6
Yearbooks, 2003-2005
Box 4
Folder 7
Yearbooks, 2005-2007
Box 4
Folder 8
Yearbooks, 2007-2009
Box 4
Folder 9
Yearbooks, 2009-2013
Box 4
Folder 10
Yearbooks, 2013-2017
Box 5
Folder 1
Newsletters, 1962-1969
Box 5
Folder 2
Newsletters, 1970-1979
Box 5
Folder 3
Newsletters, 1980-1986
Box 5
Folder 4
Newsletters, 1991-1999
Box 5
Folder 5
Newsletters, 2000-2005
Box 5
Folder 6
Newsletters, 2006-2018