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Burke & Herbert Bank

Alive and Well, and Moving Forward By Kris Gilbertson It’s the oldest bank in Virginia, in business for 163 years—yet Burke & Herbert Bank doesn’t look or act its age. “The bank loves its history. It’s a very grounding feeling to be at a company that’s been here for 163 years, still owned by the […]

A Brief Glimpse of Alexandria History: Burke & Herbert Bank

By Kris Gilbertson When John W. Burke, 27, and Arthur Herbert, 23, opened the Burke & Herbert Banking & Exchange Office on August 14, 1852, gas lighting and running water had just been introduced to the busy port city of Alexandria, Virginia. Their banking enterprise at Prince and Lee Streets (Lee was called Water Street […]

Gadsby’s Museum Reopened after 5 Months Closed

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum has now reopened for tours after being closed for almost 5 months. This past winter, multiple frozen pipes burst causing damage throughout the museum complex. Major issues have been addressed including drying the buildings, repairing the sprinkler system, and re-plastering. The final step of repainting will be completed this fall when humidity […]

Kids Having Fun at the Dentist

By Rowan Cech I knew from the moment that I stepped into Dr. Joseph Lopez’s practice, that this was something new and different. It was everything that I wish my childhood dentist could have been. From the entertaining and colorful pictures on the bright happy walls to the teddy bears just waiting for cuddles from […]

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