Tag: office of historic alexandria

A walk through Black history: Updated African American Heritage Trail to...

By Wafir Salih | [email protected] On Saturday, the African American Heritage Trail Committee will gather at Founders Park for the unveiling of 11 new signs...

OHA announces new deputy director

By Leslie Golden | [email protected] The City of Alexandria announced Liz Williams as Deputy Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria. Williams joined the city...

Historic Alexandria to celebrate MLK Day

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] On Jan. 16, the Office of Historic Alexandria will offer various opportunities to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the...

Celebrate Virginia Cider Week in Alexandria

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] Hosted by the Office of Historic Alexandria in partnership with the Virginia Association of Cider Makers, the Alexandria Cider Festival will be...

Introducing Alexandria’s new Oral History Center

By Francesco De Salvatore  The Office of Historic Alexandria – which is the department of city government charged with the conservation, interpretation and promotion of...

City hosts second annual centenarian celebration

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] As a young boy, Walter Hammersley delivered newspapers across the City of Alexandria. He would ride his bike up and...

Out of the Attic: Samuel Tucker’s 1939 library sit-in

On Aug. 21, 1939, five young men walked in separately to the new Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library on Queen Street and asked for...

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...