City of Alexandria, VA
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The Lyceum Company
The Alexandria Lyceum (later The Lyceum Company) was originally formed in 1834 to foster the spread of knowledge by making lectures, debates, experiments and other educational activities available to the general public. In 1839, The Lyceum joined with The Alexandria Library Company to build a new cultural center that both would share, the building that today is The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum.
Following almost 125 years of inactivity, The Alexandria Lyceum was recreated in 1983 as the Lyceum Company, with the mission to "directly promote the historical, educational, and interpretive activities of the Lyceum." Today’s Lyceum Company is a non-profit membership and support group for the museum, holding events that help to raise the profile of The Lyceum in the community, and at the same time help to raise funds for special museum projects. For example, Lyceum Company funds have purchased computer equipment and assisted with the production of a major silver exhibition. The Lyceum Company is guided by its officers and a Board of Directors.
Membership benefits include members-only invitations to exhibition openings and a 20% discount on Lyceum Museum Shop merchandise. As an added benefit, you are directly contributing to the preservation of Alexandria's history by supporting Alexandria's History Museum.
Please print and mail the membership form along with your payment.