AHS Newsletter

About the Editor

Jason Sullivan is a writer, blogger, photographer, local historian, and urban explorer. He was born in Arlington in 1983 but grew up in the neighboring town of Mansfield, where he lived for 24 years. He moved to Arlington in 2007. He recalls that his parents often took him to antique malls when he was young, with these adventures instilling an interest in the past and preservation.

Jason's interest in local history began in April 2020 when he discovered a captivating Texas Historical Marker in Fort Worth. He then began exploring the local history of Arlington and Tarrant County. A few months later, he began blogging about his explorations on his personal blog. He joined the City of Arlington's Landmark Preservation Commission in September 2020, where he would serve for three years. In March 2021, he joined the Arlington Historical Society. He contributed his first article to the newsletter soon after and was nominated as a board member in June. By January 2022, he became the newsletter editor and soon began contributing to the Fielder Museum's Facebook page.

Jason served as the editor for the fourth edition of "Caddos, Cotton and Cowboys: Essays on Arlington" by O.K. Carter, which was published in June 2023 by the Arlington Historical Society. A few months later, he received the "Debbie Reynolds-Hazen Award" at the Tarrant County Historical Commission Summit. The award recognizes an individual younger than 50 years of age who has shown leadership in collecting and preserving the history of Tarrant County. In addition to his blog, AHS newsletter, and Fielder Museum Facebook page, Jason has contributed local history articles to the City of Arlington's website and the Arlington Public Library's Black History Community Archive.

His favorite local history topics include Texas Historical Markers, the Bankhead Highway, the Interurban, Top O' Hill Terrace, and historic cemeteries. Favorite Arlington spots include downtown, Division Brewing, Al's Hamburgers, Mac's Bar & Grill, Candlelite Inn, Six Flags, Cooper Street Antique Mall, and River Legacy Parks. As a self-proclaimed "Arlington Advocate," he enjoys exploring his hometown and sharing his discoveries. His blog explores the past and present of Arlington.

Jason lives in Arlington with his wife, Jennifer, and their cats—Cavender, Merry, Milo, and Harvey. He also enjoys reading, listening to classic rock, playing board games, and watching documentaries.

Contact Info

Email: JasonSSullivan@gmail.com
Blog: www.JasonSSullivan.com