Tag: alexandria history

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...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: Caroline Hallowell Miller

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller “Her strongest characteristic was a love of justice, and this was what made her a champion for women’s enfranchisement.” Fifteen...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: “A loathsome place”

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller More than 150 years ago, in an age when most women were expected to “remember their place,” two women...

Real Talk: Preserving Alexandria’s historic residences

By Danny Smith Stewards of historic properties often have questions about navigating the various protections applicable to their properties. Protections may apply to historic properties...

Your Views: Don’t erase our history

To the editor: After reading Jim McElhatton’s proselytizing article, “Poetic justice,” which was tantamount to an endorsement of one candidate’s name as a replacement for...

Alexandria Celebrates Women: A tale of four sisters

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller Try to imagine being captured from an overloaded boat on open water and sold to a notorious Alexandria slave...

Audrey Davis shines a light on city’s past at Black History...

By Allison Hageman | [email protected]  Last summer at the Alexandria vigils for George Floyd, Audrey P. Davis, director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, collected...

Out of the Attic: The Moss Kendrix Collection at the Black...

Voting is still open until Jan. 20 in the Virginia Association of Museums’ Top 10 Endangered Artifact competition and a collection at the Alexandria...