Tag: history

How Gary Eyler became a custodian for Alexandria’s history

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com Gary Eyler can readily get his hands on pretty much anything in his cramped shop on South Washington Street. Ask him for...

Construction unearths 20th-century railroad tracks

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com Archaeologists with the Office of Historic Alexandria had hoped that when city developers began work on Windmill Hill Park on the Potomac...

Historic remains found at Robinson Terminal South construction site

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com The burial remains of two people and a wooden coffin were discovered last week at Alexandria’s Robinson Terminal South construction project....

Life after emancipation in Alexandria

By Derrick Perkins When former President Abraham Lincoln made good on his promise to emancipate slaves in rebel-held territory 150 years ago, the burgeoning population...

A “Disneyland” for historians: Quirky and storied Revolution-era home goes on...

Joe Reeder has the kind of roof local archaeologists dream about. Actually, he has two, but it’s the one hidden from sight — covered by...

Out of the Attic: Where’s the beef? On the corner of...

Armour and Company, a slaughterhouse and meat packing business established in Chicago in the 1860s, had an operation in Alexandria at the beginning of...

Alexandria Historical Society seeks award nominees

The Alexandria Historical Society is calling for nominations for the 2010 T. Michael Miller Alexandria History Award.

Signed, Thomas Jefferson

Surprise find begins authentication, planning process for artifact

If These Walls Could Talk

Historic St. Pauls Celebrates 200 Years
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