Tag: office of historic alexandria

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...

City chronicles COVID-19 pandemic and aftermath of George Floyd’s killing

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The city is launching initiatives to capture and document two historic, life-altering events that Alexandria is in the midst of...

Local historian William Seale dies at 80

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] William Seale, an Alexandria historian, author and resident, died Nov. 21 in Washington D.C. following a long illness. He was...

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...

New council holds first legislative meeting

The new city council, which was sworn in on Jan. 2, gathered for its first legislative session of 2019 on Tuesday evening. It was also...