Excellent visit yesterday to The Arlington Historical Museum, located at 1805 South Arlington Ridge Road and inside an historic building.
Arlington has a lot of history. One standout individual is Frank Hume. A grocer and “whiskey man” who lived and worked in Washington and summered at Warwick, Hume donated the land for a school. The county built a Queen-Anne style building in 1891 and named it the Hume School. This was a period when local governments were replacing one-room schools.
The Arlington Historical Society has done a wonderful job with the museum, which packs a punch in the limited space. The musty smell accents the feel of history. Exhibits include farm tools, bottles of whiskey sold by Hume, a lovely portrait of him, and a good selection of books. The views across to Washington from the Arlington ridge are also part of the package.