Tag: history

Alexandria hosts annual birthday bash on Saturday

Alexandria will host its annual birthday celebration on Saturday at Oronoco Bay Park.  The celebration, which will commemorate the city's 269th birthday and the United...

Historic ship dismantled at Robinson Landing site

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Archaeologists have dismantled and removed one of the 18th-century ships discovered in March at the Robinson Landing site, developer EYA announced June...

King Street Corridor initiative secures private funding

By Michaela Gleeson | mgleeson@alextimes.com The King Street Corridor initiative, led by Visit Alexandria, is well underway with 80 percent of its $175,000 goal raised,...

My View: A child’s remembrances of RFK

By Denise Dunbar My family was touring one of the glass-blowing shops in Flemington, New Jersey with out-of-town family on June 6, 1968 when news...

Archaeologists discover third ship at Robinson Landing construction site

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The City of Alexandria announced in a press release archaeologists under contract with developer EYA have found the remains of a...

The Late Shift digs into waterfront history

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Torpedo Factory will be exploring early waterfront history late into the night Friday at the event “The Late Shift:...

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...
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