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.