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ALEXANDRIA HISTORY: How Jones Point Was Almost an Amusement Park

ALEXANDRIA, VA - On September 19, 1953, the federal government approved the transfer of lands at Jones Point to Alexandria and the National Park...

Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend

Alexandria, VA – Usually around this time of year, there is a coolness to the air that signals the coming of fall. But summer...

Sips & Secrets: A Speakeasy Night

  By Megan Ritter ALEXANDRIA,VA- Get your flapper dresses and fedoras ready and brush up on your Charleston steps! It’s time to support the Lee-Fendall House...

Photos: Alexandria’s Friendship Firehouse Festival

Alexandria, VA - If you or your kids love firetrucks, the Friendship Firehouse Festival was something else! In fact, the two 1850s-era firetrucks, which...

On Exhibit: Powerful Portraits of African American Living Legends of Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA - This spring and summer the Alexandria Black History Museum has hosted an important exhibit of the African American Living Legends of...

GMU Professor to Lecture at the Alexandria History Museum

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Alexandria Historical Society and the Office of Historic Alexandria are pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Cindy Kierner, professor...

Alexandria to Honor Lynching Victims by Claiming National Memorial for Peace...

  Steel pillar monument honors Alexandria victims Joseph McCoy and Benjamin Thompson. By James Cullum Alexandria’s past is imperfect, but embracing that fact gives the city its...

Alexandria to Honor Lynching Victims by Claiming National Memorial for Peace...

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Alexandria’s past is imperfect, but embracing that fact gives the city its strength. On Tuesday, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved...

THIS WEEK IN ALEXANDRIA HISTORY: CITY COUNCIL REGULATES SIGNAGE, ...

ALEXANDRIA, VA - On January 29, 1947, just a year after establishing America’s third regulated historic district in what would become known as “Old...

Gretchen M. Bulova Appointed Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA - City Manager Mark B. Jinks has appointed Gretchen M. Bulova as Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA), effective January...
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