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Life after emancipation in Alexandria

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 of contrabands in Alexandria likely greeted the news with equal parts [...]

A “Disneyland” for historians: Quirky and storied Revolution-era home goes on sale in Old Town

A “Disneyland” for historians: Quirky and storied Revolution-era home goes on sale in Old Town

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 a slightly younger roof — and accessibly only by a second [...]

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

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

Armour and Company, a slaughterhouse and meat packing business established in Chicago in the 1860s, had an operation in Alexandria at the beginning of the 20thcentury. By 1909, the Armour facility at the corner of King [...]

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

Signed, Thomas Jefferson

Surprise find begins authentication, planning process for artifact [...]

If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk

Historic St. Pauls Celebrates 200 Years [...]