Tag: alexandria history

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...

Your Views: Keep Lee Street

To the editor: Keep the name Lee Street and use the conundrum to promote the city. Perhaps the intent of long-ago city officials, who...

Your Views: Battle over Lee Street

To the editor: How fortunate we are to have vigilant citizens like Alex Sprague to awaken the oblivious among us to the historical implications...

Your Views: Don’t rename Lee Street

To the editor: The campaign to change the name of Lee Street ignores a great deal of history. As a long-time resident of South...

Residents divided over petition to rename Lee Street

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Residents of Lee Street were surprised to hear a knock on their doors a few weeks ago. Upon opening their...