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Wonders of Science (Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum)
On 3/26/2017

During these hour-long tours, discover curious objects, from poison bottles to dragon’s blood, and find out how there were used – and if they worked! As part of the tour, Project Enlightenment will conduct 18th century scientific demonstrations which are certain to expand visitors’ knowledge about science in the 1700s. Audience participation is encouraged!

Admission is $6 per person. Families and troops welcome. Troops must have 2 adults; max. of 16 people per group.

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The History of the Civil War in SEVEN Songs (The Lyceum)
On 3/30/2017

Enjoy an immersive evening in Alexandria’s Civil War history at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, on Thursday March 30th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a special reception that includes refreshments, a viewing of four costumes from PBS’ Mercy Street, and a special curator’s corner with selections from the Lyceum’s collections related to Alexandria’s Civil War history. At 7:30 p.m., join historian Carson Hudson and fiddler Arden Clark as they musically explore the tragic story of a time when America was at war with itself in the 1860s. Music could be found everywhere during the Civil War and it inspired and affected a generation of Americans in a way that has never really been repeated.
Save Our Ship Lecture (Torpedo Factory Art Center)
On 4/1/2017

Early Alexandrians sunk a ship in the Potomac mudflats over 200 years ago. Archaeologists unearthed it, temporarily saving it from destruction. The ship is currently stabilized and awaiting conservation.

Learn the latest plans for the ship's future in this special lecture by Alexandria Archaeologist Benjamin Skolnik. Reserve your ticket here and then make your donation to attend the lecture through https://spring2action.razoo.com/story/Archaeologysos.
$10 per person request donation, though additional donations are appreciated!
Lecture in the Torpedo Factory Lobby.
Mad Science (Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum)
On 4/2/2017

What do super heroes, crazy animals, and explosions have in common? A mad scientist probably made them! Come to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum to explore where real science and mad science collide. 45 minute tours start every 30 minutes and feature historic medicines with surprising side effects. Upstairs, meet the Museum’s very own mad scientist bringing to life some crazy concoctions and the science behind them.

$6 per person ages 5 and up, including adults. Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups welcome (program almost completes the Brownie Home Scientist badge). Troops must have 2 adults; max. of 16 people per group.

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Apothecary of Mercy Civil War Tour (Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum)
On 4/9/2017

Explore the themes of PBS’s Mercy Street through the lens of this family-owned Apothecary that stayed in business through Alexandria’s occupation during the Civil War. This 45 minute tour showcases special archival materials and period ingredients. Doors open at 11:45am, but will be locked when the tour begins at 12:15pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Civil War Ball Dance Classes - 2017 Series (Gadsby's Tavern Museum)
On 4/13/2017

In preparation for the Civil War Ball on the April 29th, learn the waltz, polka, Virginia Reel and more from an expert dance master. Those not familiar with this style of dancing should complete at least one full class to become accustomed to the figures and language for the ball.

This dance series includes April 13, 20, 27.
Civil War Ball Dance Classes - April 13 (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 4/13/2017

In preparation for the Civil War Ball on the April 29th, learn the waltz, polka, Virginia Reel and more from an expert dance master. Those not familiar with this style of dancing should complete at least one full class to become accustomed to the figures and language for the ball.
Lecture: Hamilton/Burr Duel: Musical vs. Reality (Gadsby's Tavern Museum)
On 4/19/2017

Dr. Peter Henriques is not throwing away his shot! He will explore this critical event in American political life and one that has captivated millions on Broadway and beyond. Dr. Henriques will share the reality of the Hamilton/Burr duel versus the creative license in Hamilton: The Musical.

Civil War Ball Dance Classes - April 20 (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 4/20/2017

In preparation for the Civil War Ball on the April 29th, learn the waltz, polka, Virginia Reel and more from an expert dance master. Those not familiar with this style of dancing should complete at least one full class to become accustomed to the figures and language for the ball.
Firefighting History Walking Tour (Friendship Firehouse Museum)
On 4/22/2017

Explore Alexandria’s firefighting history on the “Blazing a Trail: Alexandria’s Firefighting History” tour. Participants learn about volunteer firefighting in early Alexandria, three devastating fires, and the five volunteer fire companies. The tour begins at the historic Friendship Firehouse, proceeds east on Prince Street, and returns via King Street. For age 10 and older. Reservations are required, as space is limited.
Project Discovery Walkathon (Fort Ward Amphitheater)
On 4/22/2017

Join us for the Annual Project Discovery Walk-A-Thon fundraiser! This event features a 3k walk, that begins with an opening ceremony, motivational messages from our Honorary Co-Chairs, Zumba and culminates with the awarding of prizes. Our Honorary Co-Chairs are Ms. Kristen Wright, Reporter, NBC News 4 and Chris Lawrence, Anchor, NBC News 4.

The purpose of this event is to raise funds to assist low-income and/or first generation college-bound students achieve their dream of going to college. Project Discovery, a college preparatory program for at-risk youth, has partnered with the Alexandria City Public Schools for approximately 26 years. The program provides over 100 students at T.C. Williams High School with college preparatory workshops, trips to colleges, exposure to cultural activities, and opportunities to serve in their community.

Civil War Ball Dance Classes - April 27 (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 4/27/2017

In preparation for the Civil War Ball on the April 29th, learn the waltz, polka, Virginia Reel and more from an expert dance master. Those not familiar with this style of dancing should complete at least one full class to become accustomed to the figures and language for the ball.
Civil War Ball (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 4/29/2017

Enjoy an evening from the 1860s in the historic Gadsby’s Tavern ballroom at the Civil War Ball. The evening will include live music, dance instruction, and period desserts. Period attire, either civilian or military, is encouraged.
Attics and Alleys Tour (starting at Gadsby's) (Old Town Alexandria)
From 5/6/2017 through 5/27/2017

What mysteries lie in the attics of the city’s historic sites? Ever wonder what is behind that brick wall? In honor of National Preservation Month, explore spaces not normally open to the public at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall, and the Apothecary Museum. Tour highlights include historic graffiti, hidden architectural fragments, and alleys that connect the city. Each Saturday in May 9 a.m. - noon, starting at either Lee-Fendall or Gadsby’s. $35 per person. This tour includes walking over many city blocks, stairs, and access to confined spaces. Walking shoes required. Held rain or shine. Reservations required. All Sales are Final.
Attics and Alleys Tour (starting at Lee-Fendall) (Old Town Alexandria)
From 5/6/2017 through 5/27/2017

What mysteries lie in the attics of the city’s historic sites? Ever wonder what is behind that brick wall? In honor of National Preservation Month, explore spaces not normally open to the public at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall, and the Apothecary Museum. Tour highlights include historic graffiti, hidden architectural fragments, and alleys that connect the city. Each Saturday in May 9 a.m. - noon, starting at either Lee-Fendall or Gadsby’s. $35 per person. This tour includes walking over many city blocks, stairs, and access to confined spaces. Walking shoes required. Held rain or shine. Reservations required. All Sales are Final.
Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria Tour (Friendship Firehouse Museum)
On 5/20/2017

When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and most municipal functions were assumed by the U.S. Army. The “We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” walking tour explores firefighting during the occupation. How were volunteer fire companies treated by Federal authorities? Were firefighters allowed out after curfew? What happened to the firehouses? These questions will be answered as participants visit sites of four of the five fire houses, and learn what happened if there was a fire. For age 10 and older. Reservations are required, as space is limited.