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City of Alexandria Celebrates Historic Preservation Month in May

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month in May, the City of Alexandria will host a series of events to highlight local historic preservation initiatives. Alexandria has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, from the creation of the country’s third oldest historic district in 1946 to the start of an archaeology initiative in 1961.

Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Preservation Month is a time for communities across the country to celebrate preservation. Events are held to promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the economic benefits of historic preservation.

Historic Preservation Month events will include panel discussions, scavenger hunts, tasting events, film viewings, lectures and workshops.

Check for event information and to register, as some events have limited space and fees vary.  For more information about Historic Alexandria, visit  

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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