Calendar of Events

Historic Alexandria Calendar

Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria

Date    TimeEvent
Nov 2, 2017 Thu 7:30 PMVeterans Ball Dance Class
Prepare for the Veterans Ball!
Nov 4, 2017 Sat 11:00 AMFilm and Discussion - Against All Odds
The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts a series of programs from the pages of Port of Harlem magazine. All programs open with a 15-minute reception with light refreshments.
Nov 7, 2017 Tue 7:30 PMPoppy Project Knitting Circle
Weekly knitting circle meets Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9 p.m. October 17 through November 28, except Thanksgiving week.
Nov 8, 2017 Wed 8:00 AMHistorical Restoration and Preservation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Nov 8, 2017 Wed 7:00 PMFree Lecture: Lives Bound Together
In 2016, Mount Vernon opened the landmark exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Nov 9, 2017 Thu 5:30 PMExhibit Opening-Alexandrians Fight the Great War
The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, invites you to a reception showcasing the exhibition “Alexandrians Fight The Great War.”
Nov 9, 2017 Thu 7:30 PMFort Ward Interpretive Committee
There will be a meeting of the Fort Ward Interpretive Planning Committee on Thursday, October 12, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Lloyd House, 220 North Washington St.
Nov 9, 2017 Thu 7:30 PMVeterans Ball Dance Class
Prepare for the Veterans Ball!
Nov 11, 2017 Sat 10:00 AMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran’s Day
An interpreter portraying a Union Army veteran will reminisce about his military service at Fort Ward during the Civil War while conducting a tour of the historic fort.
Nov 11, 2017 Sat 11:00 AMFree Tours on Veterans Day
Free Tours at Gadsby's!
Nov 11, 2017 Sat 11:00 AMLecture-African Americans in World War I
Join local historian C.R. Gibbs presents the Annual Veterans Day Lecture, “Undaunted Courage: African Americans & World War I.”
Nov 11, 2017 Sat 2:00 PMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran’s Day
An interpreter portraying a Union Army veteran will reminisce about his military service at Fort Ward during the Civil War while conducting a tour of the historic fort.
Nov 11, 2017 Sat 8:00 PMVeterans Ball
Raise a glass to freedom and toast our Revolutionary War veterans at a ball!
Nov 12, 2017 Sun 12:00 PMApothecary Museum Geek Tour -- Animal Apothecary
Apothecaries served not just the human population, but animals, too. This specialized guided tour will focus on medicines animals like horses and dogs, drawing from the museum’s extensive archives and collection of original ingredients.
Nov 13, 2017 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister City Committee
Regular monthly meeting
Nov 14, 2017 Tue 7:30 PMPoppy Project Knitting Circle
Weekly knitting circle meets Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9 p.m. October 17 through November 28, except Thanksgiving week.
Nov 15, 2017 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
Regular Monthly Meeting
Nov 16, 2017 Thu 7:30 PMSortie of the Beaujolais Nouveau
On this year's Beaujolais Nouveau Day, celebrate the first taste of the 2017 harvest in the company of fellow French enthusiasts and Sister City supporters.
Nov 18, 2017 Sat 10:00 AMFrom Slavery to Freedom Bus Tour
This special African American History tour begins at Mount Vernon.
Nov 18, 2017 Sat 10:00 AMKid’s Krafts at Friendship Firehouse Museum
Come create and take home craft projects inspired by early firefighting history.
Nov 18, 2017 Sat 2:00 PMAlexandria Virginia Cider Festival
Enjoy a selection of ciders from more than 9 Virginia cideries. Ticket includes 8 tastings, a souvenir glass, live music, and fun fall activities. Food trucks available. Additional tasting tickets and special tasting lectures available for purchase onsite. Dress for the weather – this event is outdoors!
Nov 20, 2017 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria Sister Cities Committee
Regularly monthly meeting - Sister Cities Helsingborg & Dundee
Nov 20, 2017 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
Nov 21, 2017 Tue 7:00 PMHistoric Alexandria Resources Commission
Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission
Nov 26, 2017 Sun 1:00 PMMuseum Shop Sunday in Historic Alexandria
Stop by your favorite Alexandria museums and enjoy special activities and discounts at their museum shops. Give the gift of history to your friends and family.
Nov 28, 2017 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria Alley Meeting
Alley Committee meeting
Nov 28, 2017 Tue 7:30 PMPoppy Project Knitting Circle
Weekly knitting circle meets Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9 p.m. October 17 through November 28, except Thanksgiving week.
Dec 2, 2017 Sat 11:00 AMScottish Walk Parade Day Open House - Apothecary
Free museum tours of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec 2, 2017 Sat 1:00 PMAlexandria Archaeology Ornament Workshop
An almost completely intact ship’s biscuit from the 18th century was found this year in Alexandria. To commemorate the discovery, visitors are invited to make their own ship’s biscuit ornament. Each ornament will be stamped with the year and then baked at home to track the biscuit’s preservation. It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s for the entire family. ...
Dec 9, 2017 Sat 11:00 AMKwanzaa Workshop
Kwanzaa, celebrated December 15 – January 1, is one of three inherently African American celebrations, along with Juneteenth and Watch Night.
Dec 9, 2017 Sat 12:00 PMCivil War Christmas in Camp Open House
Holiday event interprets how Christmas was observed during the Civil War.
Dec 9, 2017 Sat 4:00 PMHistoric Alexandria Candlelight Tours
Travel through centuries of local history as you learn more about Alexandria during the holiday season!
Dec 10, 2017 Sun 12:00 PMApothecary Museum Geek Tour
A Magical Apothecary Tour
Dec 10, 2017 Sun 2:00 PMColonial Handbell Ringers Concert
The Colonial English Handbell Ringers perform clad in colonial attire, bringing a 5-octave set of nearly 80 handbells from the world-famous Whitechapel foundry in London.
Dec 10, 2017 Sun 4:00 PMColonial Handbell Ringers Concert
The Colonial English Handbell Ringers perform clad in colonial attire, bringing a 5-octave set of nearly 80 handbells from the world-famous Whitechapel foundry in London.
Dec 13, 2017 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC)
Regular Monthly Meeting
Jan 10, 2018 Wed 7:00 PMFederal Gown Workshop
Have nothing new to wear to meet the President or Mr. Darcy? Why not make it yourself!
Jan 18, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMFort Ward Interpretive Committee
Fort Ward Interpretive Committee
Jan 19, 2018 Fri 7:00 PMHistory by the Glass: Hot Toddy
Want to know more about the intersection of history and drinks?
Jan 24, 2018 Wed 7:00 PMFederal Gown Workshop
Have nothing new to wear to meet the President or Mr. Darcy? Why not make it yourself!
Feb 7, 2018 Wed 7:00 PMFederal Gown Workshop
Have nothing new to wear to meet the President or Mr. Darcy? Why not make it yourself!
May 11, 2018 Fri 7:00 PMHistory by the Glass: Gin
Want to know more about the intersection of history and drinks?

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