Fort Ward History Report: Public Presentation Saturday November 16, 2013

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 The Public Presentation scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2013 has been cancelled 

The City of Alexandria, through its Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Office of Historic Alexandria, will host a public presentation of a new history research report prepared on the history of Fort Ward Park.  The recently completed draft report was prepared in support of the Fort Ward Park Management Plan, now being developed by Lardner Klein Associates and the Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholders Advisory Group. Authored by University of Mary Washington Professor Krystyn Moon, Finding The Fort: A History of an African American Neighborhood in Northern Virginia, 1860s - 1960s, the research project narrative discusses the early history of the area in and around Fort Ward Park, but focuses primarily on the heritage of African Americans in the Seminary area of Alexandria, from the Civil War period through the founding of the park.

The presentation will take place at Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street, Alexandria Virginia on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  There is no admission fee, but participants are asked to confirm their attendance by calling 703.746.4554 at least 24 hours before the start of the program to assure adequate seating. The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, please call Lance Mallamo, Director, Office of Historic Alexandria, at 703.746.4554 or send an e-mail to at least three business days in advance of the presentation.

For further information, please call 703.746.4554, or visit