Calendar of Events

Events & Public Meetings

Date    TimeEvent
Feb 1, 2020 Sat 12:30 PMHose Carriage Send-off at Friendship Firehouse
Now, thanks to the support of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association and community donors, Historic Alexandria is sending the hose carriage off for much-needed conservation.
Feb 8, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMFilm Screening and Discussion-Recy Taylor
This film examines the dangers faced by African American women in the South and the role Rosa Parks played in this story.
Feb 10, 2020 Mon 7:00 PMHuman Rights Commission - Executive Committee
Executive Committee meeting
Feb 11, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMLocal Author Lecture Series and Book Signing
Join us for three history lectures and book signings by local historians.
Feb 14, 2020 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria After-Work Concert Series
Co-sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, join us for monthly Friday-night concerts on the second Friday of the month.
Feb 14, 2020 Fri 7:00 PMMy Queer Valentine
This Valentine’s Day, include the Art Center in your evening plans.
Feb 15, 2020 Sat 5:30 PMAnnual George Washington Birthnight Banquet/Ball
Set in year 1799, you are invited to the recreation of this famous celebration of Washington’s Birthday.
Feb 16, 2020 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour – Outlandish Tour
Learn about the role of 18th century female healers and apothecaries on this tour that focuses on the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s celebrated Outlander series of novels.
Feb 17, 2020 Mon 11:00 AMPresidents’ Day Open House
Visit the Friendship Firehouse Museum when you are in Old Town for the George Washington Birthday Celebration parade.
Feb 17, 2020 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
Feb 18, 2020 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
Feb 18, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMHuman Rights Commission - Full Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Feb 20, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMLecture: George Washington: Commander-in-Chief
Professor Peter Henriques will examine how George Washington, despite his limited experience and numerous mistakes, was somehow able to overcome obstacles to win independence for the new country he committed himself to without reserve.
Feb 24, 2020 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
Mar 1, 2020 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour - Pharmacy Nerds
Spend more time touring the Apothecary Museum with a museum volunteer who is also a pharmacist.
Mar 10, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMLocal Author Lecture Series and Book Signing
Join us for three history lectures and book signings by local historians. March’s lecture features Dr. Anna Gibson Holloway, co-author of “Our Little Monitor,”The Greatest Invention of the Civil War.
Mar 15, 2020 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour - A Magical Apothecary
Learn about the muggle botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and make your own magical sleeping potion!
Mar 21, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMDocent-Led Tour
Come before public hours for an in-depth guided tour of Friendship’s firehouse. Learn about the company’s firefighting procedures and equipment, as well as the different roles the organization played in serving the community.
Mar 22, 2020 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour - Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30-minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you!
Mar 28, 2020 Sat 12:00 PMCherry Blossom Jubilee
Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts an Alexandria satellite celebration for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Mar 29, 2020 Sun 10:00 AMSpecialty Tour – A Toast to the Ladies!
In honor of Women’s History Month, raise a toast to the Ladies!
Mar 29, 2020 Sun 1:00 PMMad Science
Come to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum to explore where real science and mad science collide.
Apr 5, 2020 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour - A Magical Apothecary
Learn about the muggle botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and make your own magical sleeping potion!
Apr 10, 2020 Fri 7:00 PMThe Late Shift: Emerging Artists
In among three floors of open artists’ studios, discover gallery receptions, thought-provoking artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, local drinks, lively music, and more.
Apr 14, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMLocal Author Lecture Series and Book Signing
April’s lecture features Dr. John Maass.
Apr 16, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMBlossom Ball Dance Classes
In preparation for the Blossom Ball on May 2nd, learn 18th century English country dancing from expert dance instructors.
Apr 18, 2020 Sat 12:00 PMArt Supplies Market
Artists of all ages and skill levels can buy or trade a variety of used and surplus art supplies in all visual media. From paints and papers to beads and books, discover deals and perhaps some unusual finds you didn’t know you needed.
Apr 19, 2020 Sun 11:00 AMGeek Tour – Outlandish Tour
Learn about the role of 18th century female healers and apothecaries on this tour that focuses on the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s celebrated Outlander series of novels.
Apr 21, 2020 Tue 1:00 PMFirefighting History Walking Tour
Explore Alexandria’s firefighting history on the Blazing a Trail: Alexandria’s Firefighting History tour.
Apr 23, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMBlossom Ball Dance Classes
In preparation for the Blossom Ball on May 2nd, learn 18th century English country dancing from expert dance instructors.
Apr 28, 2020 Tue 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.
Apr 30, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMBlossom Ball Dance Classes
In preparation for the Blossom Ball on May 2nd, learn 18th century English country dancing from expert dance instructors.
May 2, 2020 Sat 8:00 PMBlossom Ball
Join us for this Regency-era ball with live music, English country dancing, cash bar, and seasonal dessert collation.
May 8, 2020 Fri 7:00 PMThe Late Shift: Art Battles
Torpedo Factory Art Center’s signature seasonal evening series features inspiring nights of eclectic art and activities. In among three floors of open artists’ studios, discover gallery receptions, thought-provoking artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, local drinks, lively music, and more.
May 10, 2020 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 10, 2020 Sun 1:00 PMFree Mother’s Day Tours
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Mother’s Day for all visiting ladies!
May 10, 2020 Sun 1:00 PMFree Mother’s Day Tours
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Mother’s Day for all visiting ladies!
May 16, 2020 Sat 7:00 PMArts & the Armed Forces
In honor of Armed Forces Day, salute our service men and women with an evening line-up of comedy, music, storytelling, poetry, and art.
May 23, 2020 Sat 4:00 AM43rd Annual Alexandria Jazz Festival
New Date and Location! This year features cutting edge, world-class jazz in Alexandria's annual free jazz festival.
Jun 6, 2020 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tours - Hamilton’s BFFs + Frenemies
Hamilton’s world emerges through the rooms of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
Jun 12, 2020 Fri 7:00 PMThe Late Shift: ALX Pride
Leading up to Capital Pride weekend, join the Alexandria-centered LGBTQ+ celebration. Find Pride displays, hands-on activities, music, and art.
Jun 13, 2020 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tours - Hamilton’s BFFs + Frenemies
Hamilton’s world emerges through the rooms of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
Jun 20, 2020 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tours - Hamilton’s BFFs + Frenemies
Hamilton’s world emerges through the rooms of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
Jun 21, 2020 Sun 11:00 AMFather’s Day Open House
The Friendship Firehouse Museum is free for fathers and their families on Father’s Day.
Jun 21, 2020 Sun 1:00 PMFree Father’s Day Tours
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Father’s Day for all visiting men.
Jun 21, 2020 Sun 1:00 PMFree Father’s Day Tours
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Father’s Day for all visiting men!
Jun 27, 2020 Sat 10:00 AMSpecialty Tours - Hamilton’s BFFs + Frenemies
Hamilton’s world emerges through the rooms of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
Jul 11, 2020 Sat 6:00 PMUSA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Event to celebrate the 243rd birthday of the USA and the 270th birthday of the City of Alexandria, featuring entertainment, food and beverage sales, and grand Finale fireworks at 9:30. Come celebrate at the biggest party in the City! Out of safety and courtesy, leave your tents, umbrellas and grills at home. The stage will serve as the lost children/parent ...

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