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Alexandria History

Civil War In 3-D Photography Lecture At The Lyceum

October 8, 2018

Journey into the depths and dimensions of Civil War photography when historian and author Robert Zeller presents “The Grand Review: Discoveries & Explorations in Civil War Photography” at The Lyceum in Alexandria. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24,  at 7:30 p.m.

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Screening Of “Evolution Of America: 1619 To Today”

October 5, 2018

Plan to attend a free screening of the upcoming PBS documentary “Evolution of America: 1619 to Today” at the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street. The screening will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. with a cash bar reception in the museum’s entrance hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Civil War Firefighting Walking Tour October 13

September 28, 2018

Come to the Friendship Firehouse Museum on Saturday, Oct. 13, and explore Alexandria’s Civil War firefighting history on the “We’ve Been Burned:  Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” tour. It will be from 1–3 p.m. and starts at 107 South Alfred Street.

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2018 Black Author’s Expo

September 28, 2018

Black Roots of Alexandria will be hosting their second BLACK AUTHOR’S EXPO on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 11:00 a. m. until 5:00 p. m., at the Alexandria Dunbar Boy’s & Girl’s Club, 401 North Payne Street in Alexandria, Virginia 22314. We will showcase over 24 amazing adults & children’s authors and vendors. Music, food, giveaways, interviews, and panel discussion. Free and open to the public.

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Story Time For Little Historians On October 6

September 25, 2018

Every first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. the Alexandria Black History Museum will host a children’s story time in the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street. On Oct. 6, the story is Why the Sun & Moon Live in the Sky.

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Lecture: Harlem’s Rattlers And The Great War

September 25, 2018

The Alexandria Historical Society along with co-sponsors the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, the Arlington Historical Society, and the Office of Historic Alexandria present “Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality” by Jeffrey T. Sammons on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at The Lyceum.

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Victorian Pharmacy Workshop

September 21, 2018

Learn about Victorian apothecaries and make your own herbal remedy with The Schod Family Apothecary historic interpreters Kent and Melissa Schod.  Admission includes a ticket to visit the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum at a later time. Workshop is hosted by the Apothecary Museum but will be held at the Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street.

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Civil War Artillery Day At Fort Ward

September 21, 2018

Learn about the role and equipment of Civil War artillerymen in the Defenses of Washington on Saturday, Oct. 6, when Fort Ward Museum presents Civil War Artillery Day. This free living history program is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will appeal to Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. The event is weather dependent.

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Alexandria Celebrates The U.S. Constitution

September 4, 2018

On Sept. 17, at 10 a.m., Mayor Allison Silberberg will sign the official Proclamation commemorating Constitution Week, Sept. 17–23, 2018, in Council Chambers at City Hall. The signing marks the country’s 231st birthday

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Civil War Shelter Program At Fort Ward

September 4, 2018

Can you tell a Sibley tent from a dog tent?  How did Civil War soldiers stay warm in camp?  Find out the answers to these questions and more when Fort Ward Museum presents the living history program Civil War Shelter, on Saturday, Sept. 15.

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