Tag: history

Out Of The Attic: Making archaeology accessible

Alexandria Archaeology, a division of the Office of Historic Alexandria, holds nearly three million artifacts from 250 registered archaeological sites in the public trust...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria and the Star-Spangled Banner

Alexandria might have little to do with the creation of Flag Day, but do you know how our city connects to the writing of...

Your Views: Alexandria needs a maritime museum

To the editor: Katie Cannady was spot on in her letter in the May 19 Alexandria Times, “Put the fourth ship in a museum”...

Home profile: A storied past

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] When the holiday season swings around, John and Gwen Mullen’s Old Town home becomes a beacon for the entire neighborhood....

The Other Alexandria: Colonel John McKee, from indenture to millionaire

By Char McCargo Bah John McKee was one of Alexandria’s most successful African Americans. At the time of his death in 1902, he was known...

Alexandria Black History Museum seeks grant

By Will Schick | [email protected] The Alexandria Black History Museum is competing in the Virginia Association of Museums’ Top 10 Endangered Artifact competition, in the...

Your Views: A puzzling omission of coach Louis Johnson

To the editor: Nicolas Walter, the late British anarchist and atheist, famously observed, “Getting the facts right is not history, but it is a necessary...

River Farm goes up for sale

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The American Horticultural Society announced this month that it is putting River Farm up for sale on the open real...

Home profile: A preserved relic

By Margo Wagner | [email protected] Early American history emanates up from the floor boards and echoes through the walls in Nancy and Danny Smith’s three-story...

Your Views: A memorial of slavery in Alexandria

To the editor: First, the City of Alexandria, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United Daughters of the Confederacy should be commended for the removal...