The History of Alexandria: Discovering the Decades
About Discovering the Decades
Discovering the Decades was created in honor of the City's 250th Birthday in 1999. A number of City staff contributed to this project, from Historic Alexandria, the Department of Planning and Zoning, and the Alexandria Library. Some of the original articles have since been updated based on new research.
Each Decade starts with Points in Time, a timeline of national and global events to place Alexandria's history in a wider perspective. Other sections may include Politics, Economics, Architecture, Social Life and other topics.
Links to Alexandria and outside sources help to define terms and historical events.