Tag: history

Your guide to the George Washington Birthday Parade

The George Washington Birthday Parade returns on Monday, bringing with it a host of related events. The parade itself travels a one-mile route in Old...

Alexandria Events: What’s on tap for this week

Those who are looking for an alternative to pre-gaming for the Super Bowl have an option with the annual Alexandria Warehouse sale, which takes...

Old Dominion Boat Club’s new home debuts on the waterfront

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com The Old Dominion Boat Club began a new chapter in its history this month when it relocated from its home of...

Excavating a George Washington landmark

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Walking into Rick Garcia’s living room feels more like stumbling upon a cozy, hole-in-the-wall museum than it does stepping foot...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria canal culvert

In 1840, work began on a canal to link the seaport of Alexandria to the larger Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Georgetown and increased economic opportunities. Building...

Alexandria family donates rare manuscript

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A family heirloom and a piece of history was lost for years in a linen closet. It wasn’t until Kansas...

Letter to the Editor: We support the city’s decision to protect...

To the editor: We write in response to the letter published in the Alexandria Times on Dec. 7 from Amy and Paul Reed, “Changes needed...

How Alexandria’s Potomack Company built a national reputation

By Louise Krafft “Going once, going twice, sold!” is the familiar call of the auctioneer as the gavel drops and the sale is final. Auctions date...

Letter to the Editor: George Washington should be honored, not vilified

To the editor: I recently read that the Rev. Dr. Noelle York-Simmons and the vestry of historic Christ Church decided to take the plaques representing...

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...
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