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Susan Hellman is the new director of Carlyle House in Old Town. The Del Ray resident is a local history expert and her great-great-great-grandfather and mother were part of group of Quaker families who moved to the Mount Vernon area in the 1840s and ‘50s. They rejuvenated agriculture, commerce and education in southeast Fairfax County.

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Local History Is in Her Heritage

Susan Hellman begins as new director of Carlyle House.

The Carlyle House on North Fairfax Street has a new director — Susan Hellman. She started on June 1 and settled in immediately. She may be new to this 260-year-old national landmark, but her knowledge of area history has allowed an easy transition.

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