Calendar of Events

Events & Public Meetings

Date    TimeEvent
Jan 19, 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!
Jan 20, 2020 Mon 1:00 PMAnnual Martin Luther King Jr. Poster Exhibition
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster Exhibition started as a contest in 1990. It was created by the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, Inc. (ASPBH), which highlighted the artwork of Alexandria City Public School students.
Jan 21, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Jan 21, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Committee
Meeting moved for Holiday
Jan 27, 2020 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria's EJI Public Pilgrimage to EJI Mtg
Regular Meeting at Beulah Baptist Church
Jan 30, 2020 Thu 7:00 PMAlexandria's EJI Fundraising Meeting
Regular Meeting
Jan 30, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMBirthnight Ball Dance Classes
In preparation for the Birthnight Ball on February 15th, learn 18th century English country dancing from expert dance instructors.
Feb 1, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore.
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 2, 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!
Feb 3, 2020 Mon 7:00 PMGeorge Washington Birthday Com
Regular Meeting
Feb 6, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMBirthnight Ball Dance Classes
In preparation for the Birthnight Ball on February 15th, learn 18th century English country dancing from expert dance instructors.
Feb 10, 2020 Mon 10:00 AMHARC Advocacy Committee
Regular 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 11, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria's EJI Public Outreach Meeting
Regular Meeting
Feb 11, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee
Regular Meeting
Feb 12, 2020 Wed 8:00 AMHistoric Resources and Preservation Com Meeting
Regular Meeting
Feb 13, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMBirthnight Ball Dance Classes
In preparation for the Birthnight Ball on February 15th, learn 18th century English country dancing from expert dance instructors.
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
Cancelled-Revolutionary War Reenactment
Historic Revolutionary War camp and tactical demonstrations throughout the day including a skirmish between the Redcoats and the Colonial Army.
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 11:00 AMParade Day Open House
Enjoy the annual George Washington parade and tour the tavern for FREE!
Feb 18, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Feb 18, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Committee
Meeting moved for Holiday
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 22, 2020 Sat 10:00 AMA Complicated Hospitality Tour
Through the stories, experiences, and archival traces of those enslaved by John Gadsby, consider how the nuances of urban slavery expand our understanding of slavery and Alexandria.
Feb 22, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMOutfitting the Men of Fort Ward
Museum interpreters in Union uniform will describe the clothing, military accessories and equipment of the Federal soldiers who were stationed at Fort Ward throughout the Civil War.
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 3, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria's EJI Public Outreach Meeting
Regular Meeting
Mar 7, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore.
Mar 9, 2020 Mon 10:00 AMHARC Advocacy Committee
Regular Meeting
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 10, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee
Regular Meeting
Mar 11, 2020 Wed 8:00 AMHistoric Resources and Preservation Com Meeting
Regular Meeting
Mar 13, 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.
Mar 14, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMCivil War Women’s Day
In recognition of Women’s History Month, learn about the dress, skills and contributions of women during the Civil War from reenactors who will present on-going talks, displays and demonstrations.
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 16, 2020 Mon 7:00 PMGeorge Washington Birthday Com
Regular Meeting
Mar 16, 2020 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Committee
Regular Meeting
Mar 17, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
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 4, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore.
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 7, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria's EJI Public Outreach Meeting
Regular Meeting
Apr 8, 2020 Wed 8:00 AMHistoric Resources and Preservation Com Meeting
Regular Meeting
Apr 10, 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.
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 14, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee
Regular Meeting
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 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 20, 2020 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Committee
Regular Meeting
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 21, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
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 11:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore.
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 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.
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 12, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria's EJI Public Outreach Meeting
Regular Meeting
May 13, 2020 Wed 8:00 AMHistoric Resources and Preservation Com Meeting
Regular Meeting
May 16, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMFort Tour and Concert for Armed Forces Day
In recognition of Armed Forces Day, combine a soldier-led guided tour of Fort Ward with a performance of Civil War brass band music!
May 18, 2020 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Committee
Regular Meeting
May 19, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
Jun 6, 2020 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Camp Day
Civil War reenactors present camp life activities, drills and firing demonstrations, displays of clothing and equipment, and civilian impressions.
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 6, 2020 Sat 11:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore.
Jun 9, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMAlexandria's EJI Public Outreach Meeting
Regular Meeting
Jun 10, 2020 Wed 8:00 AMHistoric Resources and Preservation Com Meeting
Regular Meeting
Jun 12, 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.
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 15, 2020 Mon 7:00 PMDundee-Helsingborg Sister Cities Committee
Regular Meeting
Jun 16, 2020 Tue 7:00 PMHARC meeting
Regular Meeting
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.

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