Alexandria’s past comes to life with help from the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Artists and innovators team up for a night of unearthed secrets, music, and trivia celebrating our region’s rich history.
Sports Mash-Up – Alexandria Black History Museum
Line up for a mix of basketball and football and hear more about Alexandria native Dr. Charles Jones and other African Americans from Alexandria who have made history.
Ship Racing – Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Who’s the fastest? Find out as you compete with model ships for a prize.
Gaming 18th-century style – Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Get a drink and enjoy early American diversions.
Ice Well – Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Now it’s easy to get ice, but in the 18th century the frozen river was the source of this coveted resource. How long would it last?
Maps – The Lyceum — Alexandria's History Museum
Think you know Alexandria? Check out old maps and see how well you could navigate early Alexandria’s streets.
Harry Potter Herbology Class – Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Stop by the Apothecary for a lesson in real plants found in Harry Potter and snap a picture in the photo booth.
18th Century Music and Dance, 7 – 10 p.m.
Listen to the music of early Alexandria and test your skills by joining in with dancers in period dress.
Ship skills – The Lyceum — Alexandria's History Museum
Knot tying, whipping and splicing lines, and sewing sail cloth were all part of the job. Check out the skills needed for sailors in the 19th century.
Rope Making – Clare Nicholls
Try your hand at making rope the old fashioned way with fabric artist Clare Nicholls.
Trivia – Rounds at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Think your Alexandria history is on point? Grab a group and test your knowledge.
Ivy Hill Cemetery
Stop by to see the rich history and natural beauty of Ivy Hill Cemetery's 22 acres through historical writings, local art, and information on upcoming events.
Ship Secrets – Alexandria Archaeology Museum
Discover the science behind the discovery and conservation of Alexandria's 18th Century Ship.
Gallery Receptions, Open Studios, and Special Activities:
7 — 9 pm: Farm to Fashion: Opening Reception — Site 2
7 — 9 pm: Meet the Artist: Lyric Prince — Post Grad Studio (Studio 12)
7 — 9 pm: Final Days: Suh Yongsun — New Project Studio (Studio 8)
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