Hume School was built in 1891 and was named for Frank Hume, a prominent area businessman, who donated property for a playground next to the school

Hume School is the oldest school building in Arlington County. The last classes were held in 1957 (my 4th grade class). The school was closed in 1958.

In 1960 the building became the Arlington Historical Museum. Hume School is a State Historical Landmark. The building is also on the National Register of Historic Sites

Hume School, Ridge Road, Arlington Virginia

The Museum is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m.

During the 67 years it was open, it served the families living along Arlington Ridge Road and in the Aurora Heights community.

When I attended Hume, it only had grades 1-4. But as late as 1950, it had grades 1-6, but classes were only 1/2 day.

If you attended here also, check out the pictures and see if you can recognize yourself. If you do, and I do not have your name, drop me an e-mail at the address below.

The Hume School bell was recorded by Terry Barcus on September 15, 2001 during the dedication of the Historical Marker.

The bell rang every morning just prior to the start of classes.
Click on the media control to ring the bell.

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