City of Alexandria, VA
Page updated Nov 29, 2011 1:44 PM
Historic Alexandria 2011 Holiday Ornament Commemorates Civil War
Collectible Ornament on Sale in Museum Gift Shops, Online
Celebrate the holiday season and honor Alexandria’s Civil War heritage with the newest collectible ornament from the Office of Historic Alexandria! This year’s ornament commemorates the Civil War Sesquicentennial with an etched brass-finish design of historic Marshall House, an important site in Alexandria’s Civil War history. Each ornament costs $16.95 and comes in an embossed gift box.
On May 24, 1861, the Marshall House became the scene of a violent confrontation between Union officer Colonel Elmer Ellsworth and secessionist innkeeper James Jackson that would come to symbolize the opposing sides and the war itself. Because of its significance, the Marshall House, at the corner of King and South Pitt streets, became a popular destination for sightseeing soldiers to visit and one of the most photographed subjects during the war.
These ornaments will make memorable gifts for family and friends this holiday. Order your 2011 ornament online or stop by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, The Lyceum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, City Hall, Carlyle House or the Historic Alexandria History Center and Museum Store.
For more information, visit www.historicalexandria.org or call 703.746.4242.