Calendar of Events

Historic Alexandria Calendar

Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria

Date    TimeEvent
May 4, 2024 Sat 4:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister City Comm Spring Jazz Fête
Join the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee in the Lloyd House Garden for a spectacular afternoon celebrating the rich cultural exchange between France & America through the universal language of jazz! Dance to a live Jazz Band and immerse yourself in the world of jazz with Smithsonian lecturer Paul Glenshaw.
May 5, 2024 Sun 10:30 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Explore the 18th century buildings, including spaces rarely opened to the public. From graffiti in the attic to clues in the basement about the building’s construction date, learn to “read” a building and its changes through time.
May 7, 2024 Tue 10:00 AMHARC Advocacy Meeting
In-person meeting
May 7, 2024 Tue 5:00 PMACRP Steering Committee
In-person meeting at the Alexandria Black History Museum.
May 7, 2024 Tue 7:00 PMLecture/Concert: Music from Lafayette's Lifetime
Lafayette, La Musique de la Garde Nationale Parisienne. In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 1824-25 tour of the United States, enjoy a lecture/concert of music from Lafayette’s lifetime performed on early 19th-century instruments.
May 8, 2024 Wed 8:15 AMHistoric Restoration and Preservation Com Meeting
In-person Meeting
May 9, 2024 Thu 7:00 PMTraditional Concert Series
Featuring Andrew Finn Magill (fiddle) & Alan Murray (fiddle, bouzouki, & guitar). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m.
May 11, 2024 Sat 10:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
This FREE, fun, and educational story time is geared to children ages 5-8 years old and features stories related to Black History. The program uses books written by and about African American people and other communities of color to educate and inspire our youngest visitors.
May 12, 2024 Sun 10:30 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Explore the 18th century buildings, including spaces rarely opened to the public. From graffiti in the attic to clues in the basement about the building’s construction date, learn to “read” a building and its changes through time.
May 13, 2024 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria-Caen Sister City Committee
In-person meeting
May 15, 2024 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission Meeting
In-person Meeting
May 17, 2024 Fri
CANCELLED: Traditional Concert Series
Featuring Jeff Warner, who is among the foremost performers / interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountaintops of America connect 21st-century audiences with the everyday lives – and artistry – of 19th-century Americans.
May 18, 2024 Sat
CANCELLED: Antique Fire Apparatus Muster
Join us Saturday, May 18 in front of Friendship Firehouse Museum at 107 South Alfred Street for a muster of antique, hand-drawn firefighting apparatus. Participating vehicles will include 19th-century suction fire engines and hose reel carriages.
May 19, 2024 Sun 10:30 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Explore the 18th century buildings, including spaces rarely opened to the public. From graffiti in the attic to clues in the basement about the building’s construction date, learn to “read” a building and its changes through time.
May 20, 2024 Mon 7:00 PMGeorge Washington Birthday Celebration Committee
In-person meeting
May 20, 2024 Mon 7:00 PMAlexandria Sister Cities Committee
In-person meeting
May 20, 2024 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
In-person meeting
May 21, 2024 Tue
CANCELLED: HARC New Commission Member Orientation
In-person meeting
May 21, 2024 Tue
CANCELLED: Historic Alexandria Resources Commission (HARC)
In-person meeting
May 21, 2024 Tue 7:00 PMLecture: Remember the First Ladies
Please join us for a moderated program featuring Diana Carlin, Anita McBride, and Nancy Kegan Smith, co-authors of a new book, "Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America's History-Making Women."
May 23, 2024 Thu 6:30 PMGWBCC Marketing and Public Relations Subcommittee
Virtual meeting
May 26, 2024 Sun 10:30 AMSpecialty Tour: Peeling Back the Layers
Explore the 18th century buildings, including spaces rarely opened to the public. From graffiti in the attic to clues in the basement about the building’s construction date, learn to “read” a building and its changes through time.
May 27, 2024 Mon 9:00 AMVietnam War Veterans Plaque Dedication
VFW Post 609 and American Legion Post 24, in partnership with the Office of Historic Alexandria, are memorializing Alexandrians who lost their lives in the Vietnam War with a plaque dedication ceremony on Memorial Day.
May 29, 2024 Wed 7:00 PMHistoric Restoration and Preservation Com Training
In-person training
Jun 2, 2024 Sun 1:00 PMD-Day Commemoration Event
D-Day Commemoration Event
Jun 2, 2024 Sun 1:00 PMAnnual D-Day Commemoration
Join the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy.
Jun 4, 2024 Tue 10:00 AMHARC Advocacy Meeting
In-person meeting
Jun 4, 2024 Tue 3:30 PMACRP Planning for Benjamin Thomas Remembrance
In-person meeting at Alexandria Black History Museum
Jun 4, 2024 Tue 5:00 PMACRP Steering Committee Meeting
In-person meeting.
Jun 6, 2024 Thu 3:00 PMPresentation of Murray-Dick-Fawcett House HSR
Glavé & Holmes Architecture will present the Historic Structures Report (HSR) on the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House via zoom on Thursday, June 6 at 3 p.m.
Jun 6, 2024 Thu 7:00 PMLecture, "How Patton's 'Ghost Army' Beat Hitler"
The Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee welcomes Dr. Kim Bernard Holien, U.S. Army Historian (retired) to share the true story of a top-secret mission in Normandy, France, that paved the way for a successful Allied invasion on “D-Day.”
Jun 7, 2024 Fri 7:30 PMTraditional Concert Series
Irish music featuring Brian Conway (fiddle) and Brendan Dolan (piano, flute, and whistle). Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Free snacks; cash bar for beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail.
Jun 8, 2024 Sat 10:00 AMStory Time for Little Historians
This FREE, fun, and educational story time is geared to children ages 5-8 years old and features stories related to Black History.
Jun 12, 2024 Wed 6:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission Meeting
In-person Meeting at 1421 Wilkes St.
Jun 14, 2024 Fri 7:00 PMLecture: Slave Trading in the Civil War South
From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, Confederates bought and sold thousands of men, women, and children through a surviving trade in slaves. Even though the war destroyed the cotton economy that had long underpinned American slavery and fueled the slave trade, Confederates used slave commerce to shape their experiences of the war.
Jun 15, 2024 Sat 7:00 PMTavern Game Night
Taverns in the 18th and 19th century often operated to serve specific demographics and clientele, similarly to the way queer bars and other third-spaces operate today. Enjoy games that bridge the 18th and 21st centuries while learning about the local history of queer bars and clubs.
Jun 18, 2024 Tue 7:00 PMHistoric Alexandria Resources Commission (HARC)
In-person meeting
Jun 19, 2024 Wed 1:30 PMNational Juneteenth Holiday at Market Square
Join the Office of Historic Alexandria’s Division of African American History for storytelling and music that celebrate Juneteenth and African American heritage. The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices will present a lively, interactive concert featuring traditional music, dance, and spoken word.
Jun 28, 2024 Fri 6:30 PMSpecialty Tour, Hamilton’s BFFs & Frenemies
Inspired by the musical Hamilton, learn how the paths of Washington, Lafayette, Jefferson, Madison, and Burr all intersected with this local tavern. Includes discussion of the issues they faced and how their choices impacted local citizens.
Jul 2, 2024 Tue 10:00 AMHARC Advocacy Meeting
In-person meeting
Jul 5, 2024 Fri 6:30 PMSpecialty Tour, Hamilton’s BFFs & Frenemies
Inspired by the musical Hamilton, learn how the paths of Washington, Lafayette, Jefferson, Madison, and Burr all intersected with this local tavern. Includes discussion of the issues they faced and how their choices impacted local citizens.
Jul 12, 2024 Fri 6:30 PMSpecialty Tour, Hamilton’s BFFs & Frenemies
Inspired by the musical Hamilton, learn how the paths of Washington, Lafayette, Jefferson, Madison, and Burr all intersected with this local tavern. Includes discussion of the issues they faced and how their choices impacted local citizens.
Jul 17, 2024 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission Meeting
In-person Meeting
Sep 18, 2024 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission Meeting
In-person Meeting
Oct 16, 2024 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission Meeting
In-person Meeting
Nov 20, 2024 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission Meeting
In-person Meeting
Dec 18, 2024 Wed 7:00 PMAlexandria Archaeological Commission Meeting
In-person Meeting

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