Historic Commemorations in Alexandria
The town celebrated the Commonwealth of Virginia's Tercentennial in 1907 and the nation's Bicentennial in 1976.
- 1907 - Souvenir Virginia Tercentennial 1607-1907 of Historic Alexandria, Virginia (1907) : Souvenir Virginia Tercentennial 1607-1907 of Historic Alexandria, Virginia, by Andrew J. Wedderburn (Alexandria, 1907). An illustrated guide to Alexandria buildings and neighborhoods. This book was created as a promotional piece with the support of Alexandria's then-new Chamber of Commerce, founded the same year, and attempted to tie into the statewide excitement surrounding the 300th anniversary of Jamestown. Today, it serves as a useful snapshot of the community, showing Alexandria as a busy city of small industries, shops, and regional commerce, even though its once famous port had long since declined
Alexandria was incorporated in 1749, and large celebrations commemorated Alexandria's Bicentennial in 1949, and its 250th anniversary in 1999.
- 1949 - 200 Years of Progress: A booklet created for Alexandria's Bicentennial.
- 1949 - Remembering Alexandria's Bicentennial -- Philately, by Timothy J. Dennée. Historic Alexandria Quarterly, Spring 1999.