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Unrivaled excellence and unsullied fame

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller A woman with ties to several historic sites in Alexandria has been described as “the wife of three husbands,”...

Better With Age Profile: Making a mark

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] There are always a few special people in a community who do the most to help others. Pat Miller is one...

Cloaks, daggers…and petticoats

How American women spies ‘gave the slip’ to the enemy (Part II) By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Due to the destruction of records and the...

Cloaks, daggers…and petticoats

How American women spies 'gave the slip' to the enemy (Part I) By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Invisible ink, secret codes… and layers of petticoats...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: Celebrating women writers

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller The documentation of history is impossible without the written word. With the stroke of a pen or tap of...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: A band of brothers and sisters

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller They are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and grandmothers. They are factory workers, medical personnel and professional ballerinas. They are...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The evolution of Women’s History Month

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller They carry, deliver and raise human beings. They govern nations. They run businesses. They fight in combat. They save...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: ‘Blue stockings’

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller When 17th century women’s rights advocate Margaret Brent owned much of the land upon which Alexandria sits today, she...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The history of America’s “deputy husbands”

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller During most winters of the Revolutionary War, Martha Washington would be at her husband’s side. She would endure the...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: The art of protest

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Two hundred years ago, an American woman’s creative expression had to be pretty and practical. Restricted by society, women...