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Douglass Cemetery Drainage and Preservation Update

Title:Douglass Cemetery Drainage and Preservation Update
Date & Time:Tue Dec 5, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St. (Map This)
Event Details:Free
Douglass Cemetery, located at 1421 Wilkes Street, has several preservation issues, including flooding and drainage problems.
The City of Alexandria staff from the Office of Historic Alexandria, Department of Project Implementation, Transportation and Environmental Services, and Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities are working to address these preservation issues. The Social Responsibility Group and the Friends of Douglass Cemetery have dedicated their efforts to raise awareness of the significance of the historic African American cemetery and resolve the preservation issues. The City has developed plans to implement solutions that are respectful and appropriate to the sensitive nature of the site. City Staff will present an update on the plans to address the causes of flooding and the anticipated timeline for the work.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Black History, Black History Museum, Museums, Parks

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