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The Apothecary and the Civil War (Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum)
From 8/28/2016 through 9/4/2016

Tour the Apothecary Museum with a focus on the history of the old pharmacy during the Civil War and the themes of PBS’s Mercy Street, such as abolitionists, medicines, and select CW documents from the museum’s archives. Doors open at 12:15 and will lock once tour begins at 12:30. For ages 10 and up.
Presidential Salon with James Madison (Gadsbys Tavern Restaurant)
From 9/11/2016 through 11/20/2016

Join President Madison as he discusses and engages with guests about political and personal issues of 1816. All Sales are Final.
Firefighting History Walking Tour (Friendship Firehouse Museum)
On 9/24/2016

Mark Fire Prevention Week and 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, goes east on Prince Street, and returns to Friendship via King Street. For age 10 and older. Reservations are required, as space is limited.
Cadette Daytime MEdia Program (Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum)
From 9/24/2016 through 3/11/2017

Media is an unavoidable part of life, but are you controlling it or is it controlling you? Girls will use the collection of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum to examine types of media, persuasion techniques, and stereotypes. Then, using their new media savvy, they’ll take action and create a Public Service Announcement to get out the real message about a topic that’s important to them. Girls will complete all but the survey portion of the journey, but will write the survey questions and will receive the Public Service Announcement in the mail to show to a group of their choosing.

All adults must purchase tickets and troops need to meet the minimum chaperone requirements as outlined by the Girl Scout Safety Wise guidlelines, with a minimum of two adults per troop for groups of 6 or more and one adult for smaller groups or individuals. Activity patch is available for purchase—troops will be emailed one month prior to the event about ordering. Troop leaders are responsible for buying the Girl Scout award separately.

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Homeschool Program: Civil War Walking Tour (The Lyceum)
On 9/27/2016

See firsthand how the Civil War changed Alexandria through this 1.5 hour walking tour. For those enjoying the PBS mini-series Mercy Street, this is a family-friendly introduction to the occupied city. Tour begins at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. Designed for family groups, recommended for ages 6 and up.
Girl Scout Overnight: Cadette (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
From 9/30/2016 through 2/10/2017

Media is an unavoidable part of life, but are you controlling it or is it controlling you? Girls will use the collection of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum to examine types of media, persuasion techniques, and stereotypes. Then, using their new media savvy, they’ll take action and create a Public Service Announcement to get the real message about a topic that’s important to them. Saturday morning, the Cadettes will show their PSAs to the Junior Girl Scouts at the overnight and ask their survey questions. By the end of the overnight, girls will have completed all of the steps for the It’s Your Story—Tell It: Media leadership journey for Cadette Girl Scouts.

Cadette Girl Scout Troops will check in at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum to drop off their sleeping bags and meet their museum leader before heading over to the Apothecary Museum (approx. 2 blocks away). While the project will be completed at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, girls and chaperones will be spending the night at the Tavern. Overnight includes an evening snack and light breakfast.

Troop leaders are responsible for buying the Girl Scout award separately.
This overnight runs concurrently with a Junior Girl Scout overnight. The different troop levels complete separate activities but share a common sleeping space and breakfast. Multi-level troops should register girls separately under the appropriate-level overnight.

- All are Friday evenings starting at 7pm and going until Saturday at 8:30am
- Please note that adults must purchase tickets as well. A minimum of 2 adults required per troop of 6 or more girls, one must be female. Troops of 1 to 5 girls must have one female adult attend.
- Groups are responsible for handling their own permission slips and following all Safety Wise requirements.
- Patches and t-shirts are available for purchase. Information will be emailed one month prior to event.
- Junior and Cadette overnights run concurrently. For mixed-age troops, please be sure to purchase the correct number of tickets for each level and that both Cadettes and Juniors have an adequate number of adults. While they will be sleeping in the same building, all other evening activities occur in different locations.
- Event does not include Girl Scout award or journey book (which is not required to participate)
- Maximum Troop Size: 16 people (including adults)

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Girl Scout Overnight: Junior (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
From 9/30/2016 through 2/10/2017

Complete two-thirds of the It’s Your World—Change It leadership journey for Junior Girl Scouts by joining Gadsby’s Tavern Museum for an overnight that walks girls step by step through what makes a great leader and how to lead a project of their own. The evening will use the story of how the museum buildings were saved as a case study for creating their own community-changing project. Girls will complete the Power of One and Power of Team sections of the journey and begin planning their community project for the final Power of Community section. Troops will need to take action and carry out their project at home to complete the journey. Overnight includes 18th century dancing to celebrate your progress as well as an evening snack and light breakfast.

This overnight runs concurrently with a Cadette Girl Scout overnight. The different troop levels complete separate activities but share a common sleeping space and breakfast. Multi-level troops should register girls separately under the appropriate-level overnight.

- All are Friday evenings starting at 7pm and going until Saturday at 8:30am
- Please note that adults must purchase tickets as well. A minimum of 2 adults required per troop of 6 or more girls, one must be female. Troops of 1 to 5 girls must have one female adult attend.
- Groups are responsible for handling their own permission slips and following all Safety Wise requirements.
- Patches and t-shirts are available for purchase. Information will be emailed one month prior to event.
- Junior and Cadette overnights run concurrently. For mixed-age troops, please be sure to purchase the correct number of tickets for each level and that both Cadettes and Juniors have an adequate number of adults. While they will be sleeping in the same building, all other evening activities occur in different locations.
- Event does not include Girl Scout award or journey book (which is not required to participate)

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Lecture: The Journal of Anne Reading (The Lyceum)
On 10/5/2016

Margaret Irwin had long heard family stories about an ancestor who had learned nursing from Florence Nightingale. In 1955, her mother showed her Anne Reading’s handwritten journal for the first time and, fifty years later, she had it published. “The Journal of Anne Reading” documents this amazing woman’s early training and work in the Crimea with Nightingale, her later service in the Mansion House Hospital here in Alexandria during the Civil War, and some of her life after the war. Margaret Irwin will discuss Anne’s life dressed as a Civil War nurse, and will sign copies of her book following the program.
Homeschool Program: Female Stranger - A Legend (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 10/25/2016

Learn about primary versus secondary sources and historical perspective as we explore how the story of the Female Strangerhas evolved over time as we explore this local legend through the centuries. Hosted by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Designed for family groups, recommended for ages 6 and up.
Lecture: Can't We All Get Along? (Gadsby's Tavern Museum)
On 10/25/2016

While many people look back to the “good old days” when everyone was patriotic and got along, it is interesting to note that over time George Washington completely severed his relationship with five famous Virginians. In this talk the focus will be on two of them: James Madison and James Monroe. Professor Henriques will examine these breaks and see if there is a common thread between them. Doors open at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.

Poe in Alexandria (The Lyceum)
From 10/30/2016 through 10/31/2016

Don't miss two unforgettable Halloween evenings with America’s earliest master of the macabre - Edgar Allen Poe! Actor David Keltz returns to The Lyceum’s lecture hall to re-create Poe’s visit to Virginia in 1849, shortly before his death. Individual works performed each year vary, but the program always includes a chilling story or two such as “The Black Cat,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” or “The Tell-Tale Heart,” along with well-known poems “The Raven” and “El Dorado.” Mr. Kelz’s performance has been lauded by The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, The Poe Museum in Richmond, and the Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia..
In-Depth Tour of Friendship Firehouse Museum (Friendship Firehouse Museum)
On 11/5/2016

Volunteers, concerned for the well-being of Alexandria, formed the Friendship Fire Company in 1774. Come for an in-depth guided tour of Friendship’s firehouse and learn about the company’s firefighting procedures and equipment, as well as the different roles the organization played in serving the community. For age 10 and older. Reservations are required, as space is limited.
Wonders of Water Tea with Mrs. Washington (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
From 11/6/2016 through 2/26/2017

Explore the many uses of water, both past and present, and how we can better care for this amazing resource. Includes 18th century tea with Martha Washington and a troop scrapbook to take home. Troops complete take action portions on their own. 18th century tea includes the museum's special blend of tea, pound cake, dried fruit, and assortment of cookies. Adults must purchase tickets as well. Works towards Brownie Girl Scout's It’s Your Planet—Love It! Wonders of Water Journey.

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*Can’t make one of these dates, want to bring Daisies, or have a large group? Private teas with costumed staff (not Mrs. Washington) are available for booking. Call Gadsby's Tavern Museum (703.746.4242) for more information.
Homeschool Program: Apothecary and the Civil War (Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum)
On 11/15/2016

What was the Apothecary’s role during the Civil War? What did it sell? How did it stay in business? Explore the Civil War and medicine through the lens of the Apothecary. Hosted by Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St. Designed for family groups, recommended for ages 6 and up.
Alexandria Cider Tasting - Base (The Lyceum)
On 11/19/2016

In partnership with the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee, the Lyceum is hosting a special cider tasting event as part of Virginia Cider Week! Cider was a common drink enjoyed in 18th century Alexandria, and cider is commonly made in the Caen region of France. Enjoy samples of Virginia ciders from the top cider producers in Virginia, as well as light hors d'oeuvres and live music. A souvenir glass is included.
Alexandria Cider Tasting - Sponsor (The Lyceum)
On 11/19/2016

In partnership with the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee, the Lyceum is hosting a special cider tasting event as part of Virginia Cider Week! Cider was a common drink enjoyed in 18th century Alexandria, and cider is commonly made in the Caen region of France. Enjoy samples of Virginia ciders from the top cider producers in Virginia, as well as light hors d'oeuvres and live music. A souvenir glass is included.

Special sponsor cocktail reception begins at 6:30pm.
Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours (Old Town Alexandria)
On 12/10/2016

Bring Holiday Cheer to your celebrations this year! Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours, the city’s premier historic holiday event, blends history, food, and drink through special tastings, seasonal decorations, music and tours highlighting festive traditions. Tour Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall House and the special guest site this year - the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. Special seasonal libations may be purchased along the tour!

Tour any time from 4 – 9 p.m. on Saturday. Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours to tour all four sites.

Homeschool Program: Before Spirits are Swept Away (Alexandria Black History Museum)
On 12/13/2016

Explore African-American history through the lens of paintings and architecture. Hosted by Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Designed for family groups, recommended for ages 6 and up.
Homeschool Program: Firefighting Technology (Friendship Firehouse Museum)
On 1/24/2017

See how fire-fighting technology has evolved and test the scientific concepts behind how the historic equipment worked. Features the 1851 Suction Engine. Hosted at Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St. Designed for family groups, recommended for ages 6 and up.
Preparing for a Ball (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 1/28/2017

Explore the tavern where famous balls like George Washington’s Birthnight Ball were held and practice the tasks involved in preparing for a ball. Hour program includes an 18th century dance lesson and a craft to take home! Girl Scout troops should meet the safety wise chaperone ratios for an outing; all adult chaperones and parents also need to purchase tickets. Daisy Girl Scout Troops and older welcome!

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* Want to expand your program experience at a troop meeting? Rent Gadsby's Tavern Museum's Playing the Past Kit. Please call the Museum (703.746.4242) for more information.
Homeschool Program: 17th and 18th c. Music & Dance (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 2/28/2017

Enjoy a special interactive presentation of instruments and dances as you compare early Colonial and Early American music. Hosted by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Designed for family groups, recommended for ages 6 and up.
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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