City of Alexandria Celebrates Historic Preservation Month with Activities in May

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City of Alexandria Celebrates Historic Preservation Month with Activities in May

­­For Immediate Release: May 1, 2020

Join the City of Alexandria and other cities around the country in celebrating National Historic Preservation Month in May. The public is invited to participate in a virtual celebration in the following ways:

A longstanding leader in the field of historic preservation, Alexandria established the nation’s third oldest historic district in 1946, and in the 1960s, formed the first archaeological commission in the U.S.

Historic Preservation Month was created in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as a time for communities across the country to celebrate preservation. Associated events promote historic places and heritage tourism, and show the economic benefits of historic preservation while instilling national and community pride.

For event information, visit the Historic Preservation Month page. Visit alexandriava.gov/Historic for more information about Historic Alexandria.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3959.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/115151.

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