Visit the new online portal found at AlexandriaVA.gov/Historic. Here you’ll find videos and activities exploring how Alexandria has celebrated and endured this cold season through the years. Test historic recipes or try your hand at a history-inspired craft. Explore what life was like for Union soldiers wintering at Fort Ward. Learn about the Kwanzaa table and how your household can create one. Pause and reflect on the year and share your thoughts with Alexandria’s collecting initiative. All ages will find things of interest to try!
On Saturday, December 5, join us over Zoom for a free Kwanzaa How-to Workshop! Enjoy hearing how to celebrate Kwanzaa in your home and all the family fun it brings. Learn about the principles, symbols, recipes, and crafts. Register online to receive the link to join the hour-long program from 11 a.m. to noon.
As we reflect on common themes ”family, food, and warmth” we also remember that many families in our community are struggling to provide food and warmth for their household. The online portal includes how to support our community in tangible ways during this winter season. If you can, please support one of the many organizations helping to ensure all of Alexandria is provided for throughout the winter.