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Alexandria History

New Exhibit At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum: Souvenir

December 14, 2018

Souvenirs have been part of the experience of travel for hundreds of years. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s new exhibit highlights shared experience with items from its own collection.

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Civil War Christmas In Camp At Fort Ward

December 7, 2018

Get in the holiday spirit and learn how Christmas was observed during the Civil War at Fort Ward Museum’s annual Civil War Christmas in Camp program on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12-4 p.m. 

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Holiday Events In Historic Alexandria

December 5, 2018

Take a break from the fast pace of the season and enjoy the unique charm and history of Old Town at Alexandria’s most popular holiday event. Tour Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, and Lee-Fendall House, enjoying seasonal decorations, entertainment, and light refreshments

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Alexandria Commemorates Armistice Day Centennial

November 28, 2018

The armistice ending World War I was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. One hundred years later, the City of Alexandrian and American Legion Post 24 held a ceremony to commemorate that centennial and to remember those Alexandrians who died in service to our country during World War I.

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EYA, City Of Alexandria Archaeology Receive “Culture Builds Community Award”

November 27, 2018

EYA, LLC and the City of Alexandria Archaeology received the national “Culture Builds Community Award,” presented at the National Press Club on Nov. 12 by Partners for Livable Communities, a Washington-based nonprofit.

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Celebrate The Holidays With Historic Alexandria

November 27, 2018

Join the Office of Historic Alexandria in celebrating the holidays. Whether it be a workshop on how to celebrate Kwanzaa, a Candlelight Tour of Historic Alexandria museums, watch reenactors demonstrate how Civil War soldiers experienced Christmas, or listen to the Colonial Handbell Ringers in concert, the Office of Historic Alexandria has the event for you

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A Victorian Christmas At Lee-Fendall House

November 26, 2018

Visitors to the Fee-Fendall House Museum & Garden will experience a Victorian Christmas during this family-friendly holiday event. The house will be decorated for the season and there will be holiday crafts, photographs with Santa, seasonal treats, story time, an antique toy exhibit and more! Guests may also browse our gift shop and do some last-minute holiday shopping.

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Museum Shop Sunday With Alexandria Museums

November 20, 2018

Give the gift of history to your friends and family this holiday season. Stop by your favorite Alexandria museums on Nov. 25, and enjoy special activities and discounts at their museum shops. This year’s Historic Alexandria Christmas ornament features the Lee-Fendall House Museum.

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Interpretive Plan Community Open House At Fort Ward

November 13, 2018

Join staff from the Office of Historic Alexandria on Sunday, Nov. 18 (1-3 p.m.) to learn more about the Interpretive Plan that is being developed for Fort Ward Park by staff, citizens and consultants. A walking tour of the Park grounds to key interpretive sites will be at 2 p.m.

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Veteran’s Day And World War I Events With The Office Of Historic Alexandria

November 5, 2018

For a small city in the shadow of the Nation's capital, Alexandria was fully involved in World War I. Over 4,000 residents participated directly in uniform, while hundreds more worked in war industries including aircraft construction, shipbuilding, and other war-related production. Effects of the war can still be seen in the City today.

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