Historic Alexandria Calendar
Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria
| Feb 20, 2014|| Thu|| 7:30 PM||Discovery and Archaeology: Freedmen’s Cemetery|
Learn the story of one of Virginia’s most significant burial grounds. From 1864 to 1869, the Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery was the burial place for at least 1,800 African Americans seeking their freedom in Alexandria during the Civil War.
Presented By Steven Shephard, Ph.D.
Archaeologist, City of Alexandria. Admission is free, and seating is ...
| Feb 20, 2014|| Thu|| 7:30 PM||A Hard Man:The Tougher Side of George Washington|
Lecture: “A Hard Man:” The Tougher Side of George Washington
A visitor at Monticello wrote that Thomas Jefferson declared that George Washington was a hard man who was brought up to rule and rule severely. This talk by Dr. Peter Henriques will examine the "tougher" side of George Washington and how this aspect of his personality was essential to his ...
| Feb 20, 2014|| Thu|| 7:30 PM||Public Records Advisory Commission |
Regular monthly meeting