Tag: office of historic alexandria

Out of the Attic: Alexandria’s suction pumper fire engine

The Friendship Fire Company was Alexandria’s first fire company, founded in 1774. Friendship’s early firefighting was typical of that time. Buckets of water were...

Historic marker placed at GW

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Last Saturday, the George Washington High School Alumni Association dedicated a Virginia Historic Marker on the front campus of George...

Inova Alexandria Hospital celebrates 150th anniversary

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Jane Hughes’ connection to Inova Alexandria Hospital is multifold. Not only is it the place both of her children were...

The Old Presbyterian Meeting House is a place of history and...

By Kimberly Jackson | [email protected] Driving through Old Town, tourists might miss one of the oldest places in the city, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House....

Re-sinking of historic ship to start at Ben Brenman Pond

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] On Monday, Alexandria started the process of re-sinking three historic ship hulls at Ben Brenman Park Pond that were recovered along...

The fight to preserve Douglass Cemetery

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] When Michael Johnson’s mother told him that several of his relatives were buried in a nearby cemetery, he didn’t believe her...

City honors suffragists’ fight with new historic marker

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The city and local women’s organization Alexandria Celebrates Women came together on Aug. 26 to dedicate a historic marker to...

Uncovering buried history at Fort Ward Park

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Glenn Eugster’s first introduction to Fort Ward Park occurred at 5 a.m. when he awoke one morning in 2006 to shrill...

Online exhibit memorializes city’s response to George Floyd murder

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Though it remains closed, on Tuesday the Alexandria Black History Museum launched an online exhibition titled “Preserving Their Names,” exactly...

City expands virtual historic offerings

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Historic Alexandria has had to pivot to largely virtual offerings. At City Council’s...