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Salon Tweetup with President James Madison

Gadsby's Tavern Museum - Jan. 29, 2012

Registration for this tweetup has closed.

What is a tweetup?  Why does the City of Alexandria host tweetups?
For general information, please see Alexandria Tweetups.

What is the goal of this event?
The goal of tweetups at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, owned and operated by the City of Alexandria, is to allow people to interact in person and via Twitter with the Museum and its related events.  This tweetup is an opportunity to attend the Presidential Salon with James Madison, participate in a conversation with City officials about the importance of City history and the City's social media strategies, and attend a reception with Madison after the Salon.  We hope that tweetup participants will tweet about what they learn before, during, and after the event!

What is included in this tweetup?
The Salon Tweetup will provide a unique opportunity to learn about our Nation’s history through the eyes of our Fourth President. This in-depth access to James Madison will help illuminate his presidency and ultimately how his decisions impacted the movement toward the War of 1812.  The tweetup will be hosted at Gadsby's Tavern Museum (134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA  22314), from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will include the following program.  Tweetup participants will also receive free passes for admission to the Museum at a later date, as well as other surprise gifts!

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Check-in
  • 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    Opening Conversation between Tweetup Participants and City Officials
    • Mayor William Euille, on the importance of the City's history
    • Director of Historic Alexandria Lance Mallamo, on the City's historic preservation and education programs and museums
    • Deputy Director of Communications Craig Fifer, on the City's social media strategies
    • Assistant Director of Gadsby's Tavern Museum Liz Williams, on the use of social media by the Office of Historic Alexandria
  • 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Tweetup participants join members of the public for a Presidential Salon with James Madison
    (Note: If you are selected for the tweetup, your ticket to the Salon will be complementary, and you will not need to register or pay for the Salon separately.  If you are not selected for the tweetup, you are welcome to register and pay for the Salon as a member of the public.)
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Private reception for tweetup participants with President James Madison

How do I register?
The registration period for this tweetup opened on Jan. 13, and will close on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 12 noon ET.  Registration is for one person and is not transferable. 

What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates that you intend to participate in the tweetup on Jan. 29, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., if you are selected to participate.  You will bear any costs associated with travel, accomodations, or meals, except that there will be no charge for the Salon or private reception during the tweetup.  You must be at least 21 years old, and you must present valid, government-issued photo identification (such as a driver's license) when you check in at the tweetup.

Do I need to have a Twitter account to register?
This event is designed for people who regularly interact with the City of Alexandria and Gadsby’s Tavern Museum on Twitter. Registration is open to those who follow @AlexandriaVAGov and @JohnGadsby.

Does my registration include a guest?
No; each registration is for one person.  Feel free to encourage your friends to register, too!

What if I cannot come to Gadsby's Tavern Museum, in Alexandria, Virginia?
If you cannot attend in person, you should not register for the tweetup. You can follow the tweetup on Twitter with the hashtags #AlexVATweetup or #AlexVA1812. Follow @AlexandriaVAGov and @JohnGadsby for updates on upcoming tweetups.

When will I know if I am selected?
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum will contact everyone who registers, via email no later than Saturday, Jan. 28.  Additional instructions will be included for those who are selected to participate.

How can I get more information about this event?
If you have a question or need more information, please Contact Us.

Registration for this tweetup has closed.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703.746.4242
Fax: 703.838.4270
Email

Tour Hours:
November to March:
Wednesday - Saturday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, Closed
Last tour at 3:45 p.m.

April to October:
Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Last tour at 4:45 p.m.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
by appointment