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 Dec 27, 2015 at 12:56 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.

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.

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

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