Tag: history

Your Views: Naming the unknown soldier

To the editor: In the middle of a small circular plot at the junction of Holland and Eisenhower avenues stands the Unknown Soldier. We assume...

Your Views: Support for Indigenous People’s Day

To the editor: I must debate my friend Dino Drudi and his understanding of the conquest of the New World, expressed in his letter, “The...

Torpedo Factory celebrates 100 years as building, 45 years as art...

By Hannah Himes | [email protected] The Torpedo Factory has housed everything from torpedoes and dinosaur bones to World War II files and, now, the works...

Your Views: What’s the point?

To the editor: Paige Pollard of the Commonwealth Preservation Group writes in the May 9 Alexandria Times, “Black house is in compliance with easement” that...

Hugo Black house renovation advances, council affirms BAR decision

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Hugo Black house controversy came to a peak in the crowded city council chambers on Tuesday evening, when council...

Replica historic tall ship officially approved

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council unanimously approved a short-term lease agreement with the Tall Ship Providence Foundation, allowing the organization to sail replica...

Your Views: Please protect the Justice Black house

To the editor: The future of the Vowell-Snowden-Black house at 619 S. Lee St. is in jeopardy. Not only will proposed plans for additions and modifications...

Unearthing the feminine side of tavern life

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A dimly lit room full of men, their feet up on tables as they guzzle beer and liquor – this...

Alexandria fire carriage wins statewide artifact contest

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Virginia Association of Museums stoked the flames of Alexandria’s history today when it awarded the Friendship Fire Company’s 19th-century...

Alexandria artifact in running for funding

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Alexandria’s firefighting history was reignited this week when the Virginia Association of Museums named the Friendship Fire Company’s 19th-century hose...