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Alexandria Historical Society

The Alexandria Historical Society was founded in 1974.  The mission of the society is to promote an active interest in American history, particularly the history of Alexandria and that of the Commonwealth of Virginia as a whole. 

Membership benefits include lectures by outstanding speakers, publications relating to local history, and special events, including receptions, meetings, and tours.  In addition, a ten percent discount will be given to members in The Lyceum Museum Shop.  Lectures and membership meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of September, October, March, April, May and June.

Society is an all volunteer, non-profit organization, and is run with no office space, office hours, phones, or paid staff. The Society is not a library and does not have collections of historical documents.  Please check our Links for local resources.

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Renew your membership today and mark your calendars for our regular lecture series.

Special membership perk: Early registration is open for “From Slavery to Freedom in Alexandria, Virginia” from October 2-6.  Register before the event goes live to the public.

18 November 2017 Bus Tour • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This tour begins at Mount Vernon with a special

viewing with one of the curators of Mount Vernon’s

new exhibition ‘Lives Bound Together’ on slavery at George Washington’s plantation. Visitors will then walk to Mount Vernon’s Slave Cemetery for a talk by site archeologists. After lunch (provided), guests will board a bus to visit Gum Springs, a historic African American community, and then on to Alexandria’s Contraband and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial. The tour will conclude at Mount Vernon.

Upcoming events

28 March 2018 7:30 PM • The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314
25 April 2018 7:30 PM • The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314

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