Calendar of Events

Events & Public Meetings

Date    TimeEvent
Apr 26, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Apr 27, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMAfrican American History of Alexandria Bus Tour
This special bus tour begins at Mount Vernon with an exclusive viewing of Mount Vernon’s Lives Bound Together exhibition, on slavery at George Washington’s plantation.
Apr 27, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMBecoming American: Immigration and Work
Carefully curated, Becoming American is a selection of documentaries designed to engage and enlighten audiences, representing a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and present.
Apr 27, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Apr 30, 2019 Tue 7:30 PMScience, Pseudoscience, Magic, and Humbug
Learn about some of the fascinating programs and performances from The Lyceum’s first twenty years.
May 2, 2019 Thu 5:00 PMHistoric Preservation Month House Tour and HH
Tour the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House at 517 Prince Street to kick off Historic Preservation Month in Alexandria.
May 3, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
May 4, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
May 5, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you!
May 6, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMLecture: Prohibition in Alexandria
During a week of celebrating cocktails, learn about a time when drinking them was illegal!
May 8, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlex Historic Restoration and Preservation Com
Regular Meeting
May 8, 2019 Wed 3:30 PMAlexandria Archaeology Ship Committee
The Ship Committee tasked with coming up with recommendations about what will happen with the ship(s) that were found during archaeological excavations along the waterfront. The Ship Committee is a subcommittee of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.
May 9, 2019 Thu 6:30 PMArchaeology After Dark: Fort Delaware and the VCP
Alexandria After Dark brings together professional archaeologists and historians for informal lectures on topics relating to the rich archaeological heritage of Alexandria and the surrounding area. Cash bar and light refreshments provided.
May 10, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
May 10, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert - Julia Patinella, Flamenco
Join us in Old Town Alexandria each second Friday of the month for a concert sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and The Office of Historic Alexandria.
May 11, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMBecoming American: Family and Community
Carefully curated, Becoming American is a selection of documentaries designed to engage and enlighten audiences, representing a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and present.
May 11, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMAlexandria Firefighters During the Civil War Tour
This walking tour explores firefighting during the occupation.
May 11, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
May 12, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMMother’s Day Open House
Mothers and their families are admitted free at the Friendship Firehouse Museum on Mother’s Day.
May 13, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister Cities Cmte
Regular Meeting
May 16, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMLecture-What Happened in That House on Duke Street
In this lecture, Professor Joshua Rothman details how the slave-dealing firm Franklin and Armfield worked, and he discusses the professional and private lives of the three partners who ran the company."
May 18, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMFort Tours in honor of Armed Forces Day
Two 90-minute soldier-led tours of the fort will focus on the history of Fort Ward.
May 18, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMBecoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture
Carefully curated, Becoming American is a selection of documentaries designed to engage and enlighten audiences, representing a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and present.
May 18, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
May 18, 2019 Sat 2:00 PMFort Tours in honor of Armed Forces Day
Two 90-minute soldier-led tours of the fort will focus on the history of Fort Ward.
May 19, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMSOLD OUT-Apothecary Geek Tour: Outlandish Tour
Tour this historic apothecary and learn about a few of the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of novels from cascara to dauco seeds.
May 20, 2019 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Cmte
Regular meeting
May 21, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
May 23, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMLecture and Book Signing-Why Old Places Matter
Tom Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, discusses his new book Why Old Places Matter.
May 24, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
May 25, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
May 26, 2019 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you!
May 29, 2019 Wed 7:30 PMPhrenologist Nelson Sizer: Courtship and Marriage
David Keltz, renowned for his portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe, returns to the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum to portray phrenologist Nelson Sizer.
May 31, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 1, 2019 Sat 11:00 AM75th Commemoration of DDay
Commemoration events, wine garden, period music and dancing, WWII reenactors, history booths and more.
Jun 1, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 7, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 8, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Camp Day
Civil War reenactors interpret soldier and civilian life in camps.
Jun 8, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 12, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlex Historic Restoration and Preservation Com
Regular Meeting
Jun 13, 2019 Thu 6:30 PMArchaeology After Dark: Cartography of a Port City
Alexandria After Dark brings together professional archaeologists and historians for informal lectures on topics relating to the rich archaeological heritage of Alexandria and the surrounding area. Cash bar and light refreshments provided.
Jun 14, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 14, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMAfter Work Concert Series-Toccatta Players
Join us in Old Town Alexandria each second Friday of the month for a concert sponsored by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and The Office of Historic Alexandria.
Jun 15, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 16, 2019 Sun 1:00 PMFather’s Day Open House
The Friendship Firehouse Museum is free for fathers and their families on Father’s Day.
Jun 18, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Jun 21, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 22, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 28, 2019 Fri 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 29, 2019 Sat 10:30 AMDive into Archaeology
Ages 8-14 go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Jun 29, 2019 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield.
Jun 29, 2019 Sat 1:30 PMAfternoon with Archaeologists
Ages 14+ go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Jul 10, 2019 Wed 8:00 AMAlex Historic Restoration and Preservation Com
Regular Meeting
Jul 15, 2019 Mon 9:00 AMAlexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site!
Jul 16, 2019 Tue 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Clio's Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places.
Jul 16, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Jul 17, 2019 Wed 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Clio's Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places.
Jul 18, 2019 Thu 9:00 AMClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp
Clio's Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places.
Jul 27, 2019 Sat 10:30 AMDive into Archaeology
Ages 8-14 go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Jul 27, 2019 Sat 1:30 PMAfternoon with Archaeologists
Ages 14+ go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Aug 10, 2019 Sat 10:30 AMDive into Archaeology
Ages 8-14 go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Aug 10, 2019 Sat 1:30 PMAfternoon with Archaeologists
Ages 14+ go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Aug 20, 2019 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Sep 21, 2019 Sat 10:30 AMDive into Archaeology
Ages 8-14 go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.
Sep 21, 2019 Sat 1:30 PMAfternoon with Archaeologists
Ages 14+ go behind-the-scenes with Alexandria's 18th century ships.

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