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Programs & Events

Teddy Bear TeaCome to the Alexandria Black History Museum for lectures, workshops, film screenings, children’s activities and more.

Learn about upcoming Events

Some examples of Museum programs

  • Book Signings
  • Children’s Programs
  • Concerts
  • Exhibition Openings
  • Film Screenings
  • Genealogy Workshops
  • Holiday Activities
  • Lectures
  • Plays
  • Storytelling Workshops

Annual Events


Poster Help the Community by Kennadi Norman

Poster "Help the Community" by Kennadi Norman, 1st Grade, John Adams Elementary School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative programs. February events include an exhibit of student artwork in the lobby of City Hall.

Black History Month Programs. Past events have included soul food tastings, lectures, genealogy workshops, films and seminars.

Teddy Beat Tea, this annual tea teaches etiquette and manners to children ages 5 – 11 years old. Children and parents enjoy a formal tea and entertainment in the museum’s Parker-Gray Gallery.

Veterans Day Program. Celebrate the African American men and women who fought for our country at this annual program featuring speakers, music, and dramatic presentations. 

Kwanzaa Program. Learn about the history and significance of Kwanzaa, a seven-day cultural celebration that begins December 26 and ends January 1, and find out how to incorporate it into your holiday season.

Mailing List

To stay up-to-date with museum programs and events, call 703.746.4356 or send an email request to be added to our mailing list.

Alexandria eNews

Learn what is going on at all of the City of Alexandria's museums and historic sites by signing up Alexandria eNews. You will receive This Week in Historic Alexandria and occasional press releases, information, to keep you up to date on the latest historical happenings. From Alexandria eNews, you can also sign up to get alerts about public safety; planning and zoning; city employment; and regional travel and traffic alerts. You pick and choose what information you want sent and how you want the information (to an email, your cellphone, or your portable data device (i.e., Blackberry, PDA, etc). Alexandria eNews is a great way to keep informed.