Calendar of Events

List of Calendar Events

Date    TimeEvent
Sep 28, 2016 Wed 7:30 PMLecture: Making Arlandria Home
This talk explores the forces that led to these population shifts, their impact on Alexandria, and the experiences of immigrants who made Arlandria their home from the 1960’s through the 1980’s.
Oct 1, 2016 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Soldiers Fighting in Style
Interpreters dressed in several major types of Civil War uniforms will describe the evolution, symbolism and styles of military clothing of the time.
Oct 1, 2016 Sat 2:00 PMCivil War Soldiers Fighting in Style
Interpreters dressed in several major types of Civil War uniforms will describe the evolution, symbolism and styles of military clothing of the time.
Oct 5, 2016 Wed 7:30 PMLecture-The Journal of Anne Reading
“The Journal of Anne Reading” documents this amazing woman’s early training and work in the Crimea with Nightingale, her later service in the Mansion House Hospital here in Alexandria during the Civil War, and some of her life after the war.
Oct 15, 2016 Sat 10:00 AMJava Jolt Lecture: The Octagon House
With Julia B. Claypool, Historian and Cultural Resources Planner
Oct 15, 2016 Sat 1:00 PM“We’ve Been Burned”: Firefighting in Civil War
This walking tour will explore firefighting during the Union occupation.
Oct 20, 2016 Thu 7:00 PMLecture and Book Signing: Dr. Chandra Manning
Join us for a free lecture and book signing by noted historian Chandra Manning.
Oct 22, 2016 Sat 10:00 AMJava Jolt Lecture: Major Braddock’s 4th Encampment
Mark Ludlow presents an illustrated lecture based on the first comprehensive metal-detecting survey of the Braddock Road in Western Maryland--a key area related to the French and Indian War.
Oct 26, 2016 Wed 7:30 PMLecture-What a Photograph Tells Us
Learn how Charles Joyce traced the history of Francis Snow’s historical photograph of United States Colored Troops at L’Ouverture Hospital in Alexandria.
Nov 12, 2016 Sat 10:00 AMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
Learn about Civil War veterans organizations, the history and construction of Fort Ward, and soldier life in the defense system.
Nov 12, 2016 Sat 2:00 PMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
Learn about Civil War veterans organizations, the history and construction of Fort Ward, and soldier life in the defense system.
Nov 12, 2016 Sat 8:00 PMVeterans Ball
Raise a glass to freedom and toast our Revolutionary War veterans at a ball!
Dec 10, 2016 Sat 12:00 PMCivil War Christmas in Camp
Visit the Officers' Hut decorated for the season, and tour the historic fort with a soldier.

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