Calendar of Events

Historic Alexandria Calendar

Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria

Date    TimeEvent
Feb 1, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMBirthnight Ball Dance Class
Learn 18th-century English country dancing.
Feb 3, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMLecture: Harriet Jacobs and Julia Wilbur
Writer, editor, and author Paula Whitacre will deliver a lecture on Civil War aid worker Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs, who lived in Alexandria during the Civil War, wrote about her war experiences working with Alexandria’s contraband population.
Feb 3, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMSaturdays at the Freedom House Museum
The Office of Historic Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Urban League are excited to announce a collaboration for Black History Month.
Feb 7, 2018 Wed 7:00 PMSOLD OUT: Federal Gown Workshop
This program is sold out.
Feb 8, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMCancelled-Fort Ward Interpretive Committee
Regular Monthly Meeting
Feb 8, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMBirthnight Ball Dance Class
Learn 18th-century English country dancing.
Feb 9, 2018 Fri 2:00 PMRamsey Homes Open House
Originally built during World War II as temporary housing for African American defense workers, the Ramsey Homes are early examples of the use of precast “Fabcrete” concrete panels. The City of Alexandria and ARHA staff invite you to join us for a final exploration of the buildings’ innovative construction technology, before they are demolished later ...
Feb 10, 2018 Sat 10:30 AMIntroduction to French Culture for Kids
Celebrate the French Winter Holidays Avec Nous!
Feb 10, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMDignity and Defiance: Mary Church Terrell
Raised in privilege but degraded by persistent racial prejudice, Mary Church Terrell fought for the basic human right to be treated equally.
Feb 10, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMSaturdays at the Freedom House Museum
The Office of Historic Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Urban League are excited to announce a collaboration for Black History Month.
Feb 10, 2018 Sat 2:00 PMRamsey Homes Open House
Originally built during World War II as temporary housing for African American defense workers, the Ramsey Homes are early examples of the use of precast “Fabcrete” concrete panels. The City of Alexandria and ARHA staff invite you to join us for a final exploration of the buildings’ innovative construction technology, before they are demolished later ...
Feb 10, 2018 Sat 2:00 PMBlack History Month: Ramsey Homes Open House
The Ramsey Homes include four buildings with 15 units, built in by the federal government in 1942 as housing for African American defense workers. Learn about the history of the Ramsay Homes and their construction, followed by a guided hardhat tour of one building. Reservations are required to tour inside the house. Make reservations at the Alexandria ...
Feb 11, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMSOLD OUT-Apothecary Geek Tour
Learn about the real world botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and make your own magical sleeping potion!
Feb 11, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
Dr Samuel Dömjén, Natural Philosopher, preparing for science lecture
Feb 12, 2018 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister City Committee Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
Feb 13, 2018 Tue 10:00 AMHistoric Alexandria Resources Commission (HARC)
Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission (HARC) Advocacy Subcommittee Meeting
Feb 14, 2018 Wed 8:00 AMHistorical Restoration and Preservation Commission
AHRPC Regular monthly meeting
Feb 15, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister City Special Comm. Meeting
Special Committee Meeting
Feb 15, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMHistoric Alleys Meeting
Public Meeting
Feb 15, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMBirthnight Ball Dance Class
Learn 18th-century English country dancing.
Feb 17, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMSaturdays at the Freedom House Museum
The Office of Historic Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Urban League are excited to announce a collaboration for Black History Month.
Feb 17, 2018 Sat 5:30 PMSOLD OUT-Birthnight Banquet And Ball
Tickets go on sale 12/18.
Feb 18, 2018 Sun 10:00 AMRevolutionary War Day
Learn about the army life and fighting tactics of Revolutionary War.
Feb 18, 2018 Sun 10:00 AMChange in Archaeology Museum Hours
The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today
Feb 19, 2018 Mon 9:00 AMFriendship Veterans Annual Breakfast Meeting
This three-course hearty breakfast meal is hosted by the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association.
Feb 19, 2018 Mon 10:00 AMParade Day Open Houses
On Monday, February 19, the day of the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, several Historic Alexandria sites will be hosting special open houses with free admission. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 South Fairfax Street, and the Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 South Alfred ...
Feb 19, 2018 Mon 11:00 AMParade Day Open House
Enjoy the annual George Washington parade and tour the tavern for FREE!
Feb 20, 2018 Tue 10:00 AMCitizen Firefighters: Homeschool Program
Join the bucket brigade and learn how community volunteers fought fires in colonial and early 19th-century Alexandria. Not only will students learn more about Alexandria and firefighting, but good citizenship and volunteerism today.
Feb 20, 2018 Tue 1:00 PMCitizen Firefighters: Homeschool Program
Join the bucket brigade and learn how community volunteers fought fires in colonial and early 19th-century Alexandria. Not only will students learn more about Alexandria and firefighting, but good citizenship and volunteerism today.
Feb 20, 2018 Tue 2:00 PMHARC Advocacy Subcommittee Meeting
Topic: Museum Sustainability
Feb 20, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMHistoric Alexandria Resources Commission (HARC)
Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission (HARC) Advocacy Subcommittee Meeting
Feb 22, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMLecture: I Cannot Tell A Lie
Learn about myths about George Washington that should be discarded!
Feb 24, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMVeteran’s Meet and Greet
Free reception for all veterans living or working in Alexnadria
Feb 24, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMOutfitting Billy Yank Program At Fort Ward Museum
Learn about the clothing and equipment used by Union soldiers during the Civil War in “Kepi to Cartridge Box: Outfitting Billy Yank.”
Feb 24, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMSaturdays at the Freedom House Museum
The Office of Historic Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Urban League are excited to announce a collaboration for Black History Month.
Feb 24, 2018 Sat 4:00 PMEvening of Music: Tom Teasley and Charles Williams
Join us for a concert featuring musicians and artists Tom Teasley and Charles Williams.
Feb 26, 2018 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria Sister Cities Committee
Regularly monthly meeting - Sister Cities Helsingborg & Dundee
Feb 26, 2018 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
Mar 1, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMThe Lyceum WWI Lecture Series-“The Hello Girls”
Lecture and book signing by Elizabeth Cobbs.
Mar 3, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMWriter’s Workshop with Author Sheila Moses
Popular Simon and Schuster Author Sheila Moses will conduct a workshop for young adults (age 16 +) and adults interested in writing for the young adult market.
Mar 4, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour
Learn about the real world botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and make your own magical sleeping potion!
Mar 6, 2018 Tue 10:00 AMEarly 19th-Cen Variety Show: Homeschool Program
Enjoy an early 19th-century variety show with the kind of entertainment people enjoyed in taverns—music, magic, feats of strength, and a grand puppet show. Then make your own puppets and learn a few tricks of the trade.
Mar 6, 2018 Tue 1:00 PMEarly 19th-Cen Variety Show: Homeschool Program
Enjoy an early 19th-century variety show with the kind of entertainment people enjoyed in taverns—music, magic, feats of strength, and a grand puppet show. Then make your own puppets and learn a few tricks of the trade.
Mar 8, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMThe Auld Alliance, France and Scotland
Catholic University Professor Jennifer Paxton, PhD to lecture.
Mar 8, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMFort Ward Interpretive Committee
Regular Monthly Meeting
Mar 9, 2018 Fri 7:00 PMThe Alexandria Sister Cities Scottish Social
The Alexandria Sister Cities Committee will sponsor The Alexandria Sister Cities Scottish Social and Whisky Tasting.
Mar 10, 2018 Sat 3:00 PMHer Story: Women in Action
For Girl Scouts, Daisies, and Brownies
Mar 11, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMSOLD OUT-Apothecary Geek Tour: An Outlandish Tour
Celebrate Women's History Month learning about the role of 18th century female healers on this tour that focuses on the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s celebrated Outlander series of novels.
Mar 11, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
Thomas Jefferson, President, discussing Election of 1800
Mar 15, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMThe Lyceum WWI Lecture Series'Doing Our Bit'
Doing Our Bit(While Having a Bit of Fun): American Nurses in World War I," by Marian Moser Jones, a social historian and ethicist of public health.
Mar 17, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMDocent-Led Tour of Friendship Firehouse
Come for an in-depth guided tour of Friendship’s firehouse and learn about the company’s firefighting procedures and equipment.
Mar 19, 2018 Mon 1:00 PMApothecary Museum Summer Hours Begin
Coinciding with the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is switching to its summer hours.
Mar 19, 2018 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
Mar 21, 2018 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
Regular Monthly Meeting
Mar 22, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMThe Lyceum WWI Lecture Series-Sowing the Seeds
"Sowing the Seeds of Victory: The Women's Land Army of America in Virginia and Washington DC, 1917-1920," lecture by Anna Kiefer.
Mar 24, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMWomen's Civil War Day
In celebration of Women's History Month, civilian interpreters portray the dress, skills and contributions of women during the Civil War.
Mar 25, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMMad Science at the Apothecary Museum
Come to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum to explore where real science and mad science collide.
Apr 3, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMSister Cities Concert-Craig Weir
Craig Weir has performed for the Queen, the Dalai Lama, Princess Anne, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Gordon Brown.
Apr 8, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Civil War Apothecary
On this guided tour learn about the events in Alexandria during the Civil War through the lens of this family pharmacy.
Apr 8, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
Hannah Fairfax Washington & her sister-in-law Jane Fairfax, locals reminisce about early Alexandria
Apr 12, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMJane Austen Dance Class
Join us at the Jane Austen Dance Class!
Apr 15, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Pharmacy Nerds
Spend more time touring the Apothecary Museum with museum volunteer, Dr. Ken Miller, retired professor of pharmacology. Ken will focus on the historic medicinal ingredients that are still used today in modern medicine while also touching upon the Stabler and Leadbeater family and business history. This tour is great for first time and return visitors. ...
Apr 19, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMJane Austen Dance Class
Join us at the Jane Austen Dance Class!
Apr 21, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMFirefighting History Walking Tour
Explore Alexandria’s firefighting history on the “Blazing a Trail: Alexandria’s Firefighting History” tour.
Apr 26, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMJane Austen Dance Class
Join us at the Jane Austen Dance Class!
Apr 28, 2018 Sat 8:00 PMJane Austen Ball: Mr. Darcy's Delight
Step back to the time of Jane Austen at this late-1790s era ball.
May 6, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: An Outlandish Tour
Learn about the role of 18th century female healers on this tour that focuses on the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s celebrated Outlander series of novels.
May 11, 2018 Fri 7:00 PMHistory by the Glass: Gin
Want to know more about the intersection of history and drinks?
May 13, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMSOLD OUT-Apothecary Geek Tour
Learn about the real world botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and make your own magical sleeping potion!
May 13, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFree Mother’s Day Tours at the Apothecary Museum
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Mother’s Day for all visiting mothers!
May 13, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
Dolley Madison, First Lady sharing her experiences on motherhood and public life
May 13, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMGadsby's Mother's Day Museum Open House
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours for all visiting mothers on Mother’s Day!
May 31, 2018 Thu 7:30 PMLecture: Right Hand Man?
Alexander Hamilton’s Relationship With George Washington: The Musical vs the Reality
Jun 10, 2018 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! This one-hour tour spends more time in the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary, and is led by an expert Apothecary Museum guide.
Jun 10, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFacetime with History
Thomas Jefferson & James Madison, friends discussing the new Virginia university
Jun 17, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFree Father’s Day Tours at the Apothecary Museum
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Father’s Day for all visiting fathers!
Jun 17, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMGadsby's Father's Day Museum Open House
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours for all visiting fathers on Father’s Day!
Feb 18, 2019 Mon 11:00 AMParade Day Open House
Enjoy the annual George Washington parade and tour the tavern for FREE!

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