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Alexandria History

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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It’s A Small World After All

June 15, 2018

The classic shoebox diorama is a childhood rite of passage! It’s a great way to exercise imagination while learning a bit of history. Visit the Alexandria Black History Museum for our art workshop on Saturday, June 30 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. before attending the opening reception for our dollhouse exhibit, “Our Alexandria” and give your children the opportunity to portray an important piece of local history.

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Alexandria’s Juneteenth Celebrations

June 15, 2018

Join the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Urban League for two Juneteenth events. Juneteenth is an African American cultural celebration commemorating the emancipation of Texas slaves in 1865.  In honor of this event, and the 10 year anniversary of the Freedom House Museum, special tours of the museum and special access to the building with local historians will be offered.  

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Manumission Tour Company Earns 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence

June 5, 2018

Manumission Tour Company today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

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State Historical Highway Marker Honoring Richard And Mildred Loving To Be Dedicated In Caroline County

June 1, 2018

A historical marker will be dedicated this weekend in Caroline County in honor of county natives Richard and Mildred Loving whose lawsuit, Loving v. Virginia, challenged Virginia’s 1924 Racial Integrity Act and resulted in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1967 that overturned all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

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Location Change: Shuter’s Hill Archaeology Open House

June 1, 2018

Due to weather predictions for Saturday, June 2, the Shuter's Hill Archaeology Open House will now be held at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

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Civil War Camp Day At Fort Ward

May 25, 2018

On June 9 a Civil War Camp will be held at Fort Ward. Experience reenactments, participate in camp activities and learn about the Civil War.

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Archaeology Open House At Shuter’s Hill – Saturday, June 2

May 23, 2018

Get the first look at this year’s excavations at Shuter’s Hill, an 18th-century urban plantation located on the grounds of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, on Saturday, June 2 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

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Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship Awarded Second Conservation Grant

May 23, 2018

The City of Alexandria has received a Maritime Heritage Preservation Grant of $97,117 from the National Park Service, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, for the conservation of the 18th century ship discovered by archaeologists in 2015 during the construction of Hotel Indigo on the City’s waterfront.

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Historic Preservation Month Masonry Workshop

May 16, 2018

Paint failure on your building? Shocked at the cost of having to paint your brick building? Join local masonry experts on Saturday, May 19 at The Lyceum to learn how to successfully clean and remove flaking and peeling paint from masonry surfaces. 

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