Celebrate Historic Preservation Month

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Celebrate Historic Preservation Month

The City of Alexandria has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, from the creation of the country’s third oldest historic district in 1946 to the start of Alexandria Archaeology in 1961. 

May is Preservation Month, a time when communities across the country celebrate historic preservation locally. The City is hosting a series of events to highlight Alexandria’s historic preservation initiatives.    


Preservation Month Events


Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. 

Annual AIA Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria
Featuring historic churches of Old Town, register at aianova.org.. 
Register at aianova.org.

Thursday. May 2, 5-7 p.m. 
House Tour and Happy Hour
Murray-Dick-Fawcett House, 517 Prince Street.
$10; Cash bar. Register at The Alexandria Shop.

Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.
Archaeology After Dark: Fort Delaware and the Alexandria
Veterans Curation Program with VCP Lab manager Kevin Bradley
Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington Street 
$12/$10 for Museum and Friends Group Members. Register at The Alexandria Shop

Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.
What Happened in that House on Duke Street: The Story of the Men Who Transformed the Domestic Slave Trade 
Lecture by Joshua Rothman, University of Alabama
Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street
$10. Register at The Alexandria Shop

Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.
Why Old Places Matter 
Lecture and Book Signing: by Tom Mayes, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street
$10. Register at The Alexandria Shop

Every Saturday in May, 10-11 a.m.
Peeling Back the Layers: Architecture and Preservation
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street
$15. Register at The Alexandria Shop

Every Saturday in May, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Pillars to Pavers: Preservation in Alexandria
Walking tours: explore spaces not normally open to the public at Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall House, and two guest sites.
Co-sponsored by Lee-Fendall House and Carlyle House. 
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco Street
Park, $35. Register at eventbrite.com.

To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail HistoricArchaeoloogy@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4554, or Virginia Relay 711.

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