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Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

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Community Open House

 Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists
& African Americans of Alexandria, Virginia:
Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century Book Signing

Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street



The Alexandria Black History Museum will host a Community Open House on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m.

/uploadedImages/historic/info/blackhistory/ABHMBook.JPGThis Open House will feature a discussion of the exhibition Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists.  Join the Living Legends past and present, organization founder Nina Tisara, and Living Legends Board members for light refreshments, a chance to see the exhibition, and opportunity to learn how to nominate a Legend.

This event will also feature a book signing for African Americans of Alexandria, Virginia: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century, written by Char McCargo Bah, Christa Watters, Audrey P. Davis, Gwendolyn Brown-Henderson, and James E. Henson, Sr.  This new book chronicles the history of African Americans who were agents of change in Alexandria during the twentieth century.  Among those featured in this book are Rutherford Adkins, who became one of the first black fighter pilots as a Tuskegee Airman, and Samuel W. Tucker, a young lawyer who committed his life to the struggle for civil rights.  Guests will be able to hear from some of the book’s authors and purchase signed copies.  Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Alexandria Black History Museum.

The Alexandria Black History Museum is located at 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, in the Parker-Gray Historic District.  The Museum is five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow or Blue lines. Street parking is available. For more information, please visit www.alexblackhistory.org
 

Office of Historic Alexandria 

Administration Offices

Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4554
Fax: 703.838.6451
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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.