Category Archives: Alexandria Activities and Events

Long & Foster Old Town Alexandria Agents and Staff Give Back to the Community

Long & Foster Old Town Alexandria Agents and Staff Give Back to the Community

It has looked a lot like Christmas in our office recently;  piles of food and grocery items have been stacked high in the hallways, awaiting pick up by the United Community Ministries truck as we at Long & Foster’s Old Town Alexandria Historic Office help replenish the UCM food pantry.  With the struggling economy, more… Continue Reading

Alexandria City Council Approves Redevelopment Plan for Landmark Mall

Alexandria City Council Approves Redevelopment Plan for Landmark Mall

Growing up in Richmond, VA,  driving up to the DC area to shop – whether at Springfield, Landmark or Tyson’s Corner Mall –  was always a fun day.   I have fond memories of many years of shopping all three of those malls. In recent years, though, as an adult living in Alexandria VA,  while… Continue Reading

Colonial Handbell Ringers at The Lyceum December 16, 2012

Colonial Handbell Ringers at The Lyceum December 16, 2012

photo: NCinDC At The Alexandria Lyceum, you will find exhibitions, concerts, special programs and lectures, along with hundreds of objects telling the story of Alexandria, VA, starting with its founding in 1749. And what a fascinating history it is because the history of Virginia is such a huge part of the history of America. Used… Continue Reading

Fort Ward Museum Christmas in Camp 12/8/12  Noon – 4pm

Fort Ward Museum Christmas in Camp 12/8/12 Noon – 4pm

Fort Ward Museum Christmas in Camp 12/8/12 Noon – 4pm 4301 W Braddock Road Alexandria VA 22304 Looking for something a little different this holiday season? How about joining a Civil War-era Santa at a family fun holiday event that explores how Christmas was observed during the Civil War? If you’re interested in delving into… Continue Reading

Sweet Old Town Alexandria Candlelight Tours

Sweet Old Town Alexandria Candlelight Tours

Did you know Mars Chocolate has a historic division? Neither did I. Well, they do and they have created American Heritage Chocolate, a historic line of products highlighting the history of chocolate in America. The handmade recipe commemorates the importance of chocolate to Revolutionary America and is available only at the museums and historic sites… Continue Reading