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Alexandria History

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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Alexandria Black History Museum Presents: Story Time For Little Historians

August 30, 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 Watson Reading Room (located next door to the museum). Sept. 1 – The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth by Margaret Musgrove and Julia Cairns

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“Saving Spaces” Book Release

August 30, 2018

Join Alexandria Archaeology and the Office of Historic Alexandria on Sept. 12 for the release of John Sprinkle’s new book, Saving Spaces: Historic Land Conservation in the United States.

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Events In Historic Alexandria

August 21, 2018

Hamilton’s world emerges through the rooms of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.  Hear about Hamilton’s “BFF’s and Frenemies” who all came to the tavern—Washington, Lafayette, Jefferson, Madison, and Burr—alongside stories from the enslaved men and women working at the tavern, like Candas and Moses.

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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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