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Alexandria History

Free Tavern Day Open House At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum On August 4

July 27, 2018

Want to learn to dance like George Washington? Ever heard of a learned pig? Then come to Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s free open house – Tavern Day.

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Alexandria Archaeology Summer Workshops And Family Dig Days

July 24, 2018

Help City archaeologists sift excavated soil at the Shuter’s Hill archaeology site during this year’s Archaeology Workshops and Family Dig Days.

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Events In Historic Alexandria

July 24, 2018

The Office of Historic Alexandria is proud to offer special Hamilton-related events this summer.

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18th Century Gaming Night At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

July 13, 2018

Experience games and fun that would make even Hamilton & Burr smile on July 27 from 7-9 p.m.  Play 18th century games like Shut the Box, Fox and Geese, and Dice, as well as our special Cards Against Humanity: Tavern Edition!  Learn how Alexandria helped shape our young nation and explore the room(s) where it happened.

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Special Tours Led By Young Historians At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

July 7, 2018

Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum every Sunday through Labor Day weekend from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. These young historians, grades 4 and older, will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.

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City Of Alexandria Awarded National Trust For Historic Preservation Grant To Support Freedom House Museum

July 6, 2018

The City of Alexandria has been awarded a $50,000 planning grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation's newly established African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund for the preservation of the Freedom House Museum, located at 1315 Duke St., which formerly housed the headquarters of one of the nation’s largest slave traders. 

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City Of Alexandria To Hold Annual USA And City Birthday Celebration On July 7

June 29, 2018

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 269th and the USA’s 242nd birthday on Saturday, July 7, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.). In the event of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 8, at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Milestone Reached At Robinson Landing; Ship Excavated

June 27, 2018

A team of archaeologists has successfully dismantled and removed a mid-18th Century ship found at Robinson Landing, a new residential community being developed in Old Town Alexandria by EYA-affiliated companies.

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Upcoming Events In Historic Alexandria

June 26, 2018

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and The Mortar and Pestle Society present "Paragoric on the Mormon Trail and Current Herbal Dietary Supplements," by Dr. David Newton, Professor Emeritus of the Shenandoah School of Pharmacy.

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The Stupendous Works Of The Great Architect: Exploring The History Of The Alexandria Museum

June 22, 2018

The Alexandria Historical Society, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, and the Office of Historic Alexandria present an exploration of the Alexandria Museum.  A lecture on "The Stupendous Works of the Great Architect" will take place on Wednesday, June 27,  7:30 p.m. 

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