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Lecture: History of the Alexandria Fire Department

Title:Lecture: History of the Alexandria Fire Department
Date & Time:Wed Jun 26, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:The Alexandria Historical Society presents From Buckets to Motors: The History of the Alexandria Fire Department, A Lecture by Catherine Weinraub, Friendship Firehouse Historian.

7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)
Memberships can be purchased or renewed at the event.

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Alexandria’s Friendship Fire Company as historian Catherine Weinraub takes us back through the centuries to reveal the history of fire-fighting in our city. The Friendship Fire Company, established in 1774, was the first fire company in Alexandria. Friendship members were volunteers concerned for the well-being of the community. By the mid-19th century, there were five Alexandria volunteer fire companies: Friendship, Sun, Relief, Star and Hydraulion. They fought fires large and small, including three major fires in 1827, 1855 and 1871. Today the historic Friendship Firehouse on South Alfred Street in Old Town is a City of Alexandria museum.

Light refreshments will be served.

Fees:$5 for non-members and free to members of the Alexandria Historical Society.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Friendship Firehouse Museum, Lecture, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town

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