The Gum Springs Historic Society is working with Fairfax County on two historic studies. The first is for the nomination of the Pride of Fairfax Lodge #298 (former Odd Fellows Hall) for the National Register of Historic Places.
The second is a reconnaissance-level architectural survey and Virginia Department of Historic Resources study for the creation of a Gum Springs Historic District. It will include a complete historical context to identify the historical themes and narratives of the Gum Springs community from its establishment in 1833 through the early 1970s. A goal of the Historic Society is to highlight the many innovations and self-sufficiencies of the African American community. It will also identify and analyze the buildings, sites, structures, and objects which contribute to the significant historical themes of Gum Springs.