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Mount Vernon’s Blue Room Reopens October 7

Seven-month restoration finally finished The Blue Room in the Mount Vernon Mansion will reopen October 7, marking the completion of a major seven-month restoration. Guided by new research and investigation, this bedchamber’s dramatic transformation includes reproduction French wallpaper, cream-painted woodwork, and a bedstead draped in a striking blue-printed cotton.

Fish: an Alexandria Story

Office of Historic Alexandria City Historian Dan Lee Speaks at the Lyceum, September 27 Well before the first European settlers came to Alexandria, fishing was a major source of food for those who lived here. In fact, the location of Alexandria is based in part on the location of an old American Indian fishing town. […]

Rediscovering the Furnishings of Mount Vernon’s Front Parlor

Previously Unknown Ledger is Treasure Trove of Information–Lecture by Adam T. Erby, Associate Curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Tuesday, October 3. In September 2013, Mount Vernon curators made an exciting discovery; a previously unknown ledger kept by George Washington’s friend and neighbor, George William Fairfax showed up at auction.  At first glance, the ledger seemed to […]

Original Art, Limited Opportunity, Take Advantage Art Boxes on Sale for Alexandria’s Second Annual Community Supported Art Program

  Art boxes are currently on sale for the City of Alexandria’s second annual Community Supported Art (CSA) Program. Through this limited opportunity, participants can beautify their spaces while supporting local art and artists. And, you might pick up a future Picasso. Similar to the Community Supported Agriculture model, in which consumers buy seasonal food […]

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra 2017-2018 Season

Four Candidates to Conduct as Audition for Music Director The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced its 74th Season, featuring four final candidates for Music Director who will conduct and program four pairs of concerts as their audition for the permanent position. In 2016, the Alexandria Symphony reviewed more than 170 candidates from around the world. […]

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