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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...

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...