Programs & Events at the Alexandria Black History Museum

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

Page updated on Mar 15, 2020 at 8:41 PM

Teddy Bear Tea

Learn about upcoming Events

See the Historic Alexandria  Calendar for upcoming events. If you would like to receive advanced notice, sign up for eNews, or ask to be on our mailing list, through Alex311 or by calling the museum at 703.746.4356.  

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.
  • Emancipation Day. Celebrations mark the anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Act by President Lincoln, on April 16, 1862.

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