This groundbreaking history uncovers a long-forgotten period in the 19th century when Alexandria left the Commonwealth of Virginia and became incorporated into the fledgling District of Columbia. It was an experiment that failed after half a century of neglect and growing animosity between North and South. However, it was a fascinating time when cannons were dragged onto city streets for political rallies, candidates plied their voters with liquor and devastating fires ravaged the city.

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Jan. 3
Lecture-Hidden History of Alexandria, DC
by Michael Lee Pope
The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street,
7:00 PM, $15