Enjoy an evening from the 1860s in the historic Gadsby’s Tavern ballroom at the Civil War Ball on Saturday, January 23, 2010, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Get ready for the Civil War Sesquicentennial at this distinctive event, which will include live music, dance instruction, and period desserts. Tickets are $45 per person in advance and $50 at the door. Period attire, either civilian or military, is encouraged.
While a holiday season visit to charming Alexandria is a tradition for many in the Greater Washington area, there’s now 12 enticing reasons to also make “virtual Alexandria” (www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com – the website of the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association) another must-visit destination, especially this holiday season.
The Alexandria Choral Society (ACS) is pleased to announce the 40th Concert Season under new Artistic Director Brian Gendron. ACS plans an extraordinary season, starting with Past to Present: ACS Celebrates our 40th Season, on Saturday, November 7th, 8pm at Fairlington United Methodist Church. This program includes repertoire performed by the Choral Society over the past 40 years.
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is now offering up-close and highly informative guided tours once a month with its new “Behind the Counter” tours. This is your chance to truly explore this Alexandria treasure first established in 1792. Witness the evolution of the Stabler-Leadbeater pharmaceutical business through the museum’s buildings and collection. Examine the objects, archival materials, and the building itself – by going behind the counter!
Want a great way to celebrate the birthday of your little firefighter or budding scientist? Ever imagined having your youngster’s birthday party in the same place where George Washington celebrated his? Now you can make your child’s birthday a truly historic occasion with a special themed party at a Historic Alexandria museum!
Barbara Hardaway’s exhibition, “Spirits in a Bottle: Decorative Expressions of an Ancient African Tradition,” has been extended through Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Alexandria Black History Museum.
Please note the winter hours for the following history museums operated by the City of Alexandria. These hours are effective from November 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010.