Tag: out of the attic

Out of the Attic: Alexandria reflects, rejoices on Juneteenth

By the Office of Historic Alexandria On June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth – June + 19th – commemorating the end of slavery in the United...

Out of the Attic: The return of cider

In this century, after decades of being overlooked in favor of other fermented drinks, cider is making a comeback in the United States. To...

Out of the Attic: “Sister” Elizabeth Kenny: Veteran, bush nurse, pioneer

On Nov. 11, 1946, Sister Elizabeth Kenny placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier in the cemetery of the Old...

Out of the Attic: The Bicentennial Project: A collection of ghost...

The Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 led to major historic preservation efforts in Old Town. Buildings such as Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, The Lyceum, the...

Out of the Attic: Preserving privies

Virginia Archaeology Month is celebrated every October through special events and programs that focus on the importance of preserving the state’s buried history and...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Tenants and Workers United

Historic Alexandria celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Tenants and Workers United is dedicated to improving the quality of life...

Out of the Attic: Robert Prettyman and Friendship Firehouse’s hose carriage

National Fire Prevention Week is observed from Oct. 9 to 16, in memory of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This year marks the...

Out of the Attic: Julio Duran: The role of ‘Impacto’

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors...

Out of the Attic: Hope and remembrance in Alexandria

The poem and hymn known as the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” originated in 1900, when a group of young men...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria and the Constitution

Sept. 17 is the 235th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia in 1787, but an event...