HANA Heritage Write-Up

Digitized HANA Archives with an Introduction from President Tom Gaynor

September 10, 2022


Attached please find a digitized history of HANA's early years. This pdf file was created by Carolyn Hamm from paper archives received from Sue Trnka and Vivian Menzies. The material highlights the formation of HANA, the fight to preserve St. James houses, the development of Festival Park, and the start of current traditions such as Old Fashioned Christmas. We should all be proud of the rich heritage of this special organization made possible by the efforts of our neighbors and early board members such as Pat Eitz and Gregg Menzies.

It's a fun read to scroll through the file - I would urge you to find the time to have a look.

Please join me in thanking Carolyn Hamm for all her work in digitizing the pile of documents, Vivian Menzies for providing much of the content, and Pat Eitz and Gregg Menzies for their leadership in HANA's formative years.

Best regards,


The History of H.A.N.A. Historic Arlington Neighborhood Association.pdf