About Us

The Alexandria Historical Society promotes an active interest in American history, particularly Alexandria and the Washington metropolitan area.

Membership includes lectures by prominent speakers, publications relating to local history, and special events, including receptions and tours. In addition, members receive a ten percent discount in The Alexandria Shop at the Lyceum.

Lectures take place on the fourth Wednesday of September, October, March, April, May and June. In April, the society presents its Annual Awards to those who have made noteworthy contributions to the preservation of the historic, cultural, and artistic heritage of Alexandria.

The Chronicle is our semi-annual publication highlighting and documenting scholarly research on the city's past. Our Newsletter, published six times per year, announces upcoming lectures, events and activities, as well as promotes Society business. Members are encouraged to submit articles to our publications.

The society is an all volunteer, non-profit organization, and has no office space, office hours, phones, or paid staff. The society is not a library and does not have any collections. For any research inquiries, please check our list of Resources.

The Alexandria Historical Society was founded in 1974.


Board of Directors Duties

Executive Board Procedures

Board Meeting Minutes

Past Board Members