Programs & Events at the Alexandria Black History Museum
Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Program
The annual program is sponsored by the City of Alexandria in cooperation with local religious, spiritual, civic and social organizations. The Museum also sponsors an annual Student Poster Exhibition for Alexandria City Public School students, grades 2-5.
Black History Month
Black History Month is an annual recognition and celebration of the history, culture, achievements and contributions of African Americans and persons of African descent in U.S. history.
The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts an annual Kwanzaa “How-To Workshop” that teaches the origins, concepts, practices, and foods of Kwanzaa. Visitors learn about the seven Kwanzaa principles and symbols, as well as easy crafts and activities to create their own Kwanzaa celebration.
StoryTime for Young Historians
The monthly StoryTime program uses books written by and about African American people and other communities of color to educate and inspire our youngest visitors. Along with the book reading, Museum Staff has been providing historical context and local community connections.
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
- Exhibition Openings
- Film Screenings
- Genealogy Workshops
- Holiday Activities
- Storytelling Workshops
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