Tag: alexandria history

Close to Home: The legacy of a historic Old Town home

Wafir Salih | [email protected] Wendy and Mark Mueller are seeking to honor their home’s African American heritage with a commemorative plaque by a local historical...

Little shop of history

By Kerry Anderson In an ever-changing world, the Market Square Shop in Old Town represents an oasis of continuity, history and commitment to craftsmanship. Located...

City to hold George Washington Birthday Parade

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The city will hold its annual George Washington Birthday Parade on Feb. 20 to honor the life and legacy of...

Local journalist releases new history book

By Ariana Wilson | [email protected] Michael Lee Pope, an Alexandria journalist and author released his new book, “The Byrd Machine,” on Monday. The book explores how The...

Out of the Attic: Freedom House Museum to reopen

Historic Alexandria continues its celebration of Historic Preservation Month by announcing that the Freedom House Museum at 1315 Duke St. will reopen on May...

The Other Alexandria: A 160-year-old road map

By Char McCargo Bah Many former enslaved people made their way to Alexandria during the Civil War, and some of them decided to make Alexandria...

Earl Lloyd gets state historical marker

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Earl Lloyd, the first African American to play in the National Basketball Association, will be receiving a state historical marker...

Freedom House Museum aims to reopen in April

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] With its purchase of Freedom House several years ago, the City of Alexandria took tangible steps to ensure that its African...

Lee-Fendall House Museum gets new director

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden announced that Amanda Roper started as museum director on Feb. 1, according to a...

The Other Alexandria: A history of service

By Char McCargo Bah Every time Aaron Banks sees the military or hears about it, he thinks about his own family that has served in...