City of Alexandria Celebrates Preservation Month | News Release | City of Alexandria

The City of Alexandria has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, from the creation of the country’s third oldest historic district in 1946 to the start of Alexandria Archaeology in 1961.

May is Preservation Month, a time when communities across the country celebrate historic preservation locally.  The City is hosting a series of events to highlight Alexandria’s historic preservation initiatives whether you want to listen to a talk, go for a walking tour or have a drink with other preservationists.


Lost Alexandria by author Jay Roberts

Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m.,
Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Fee: $10, includes lecture, book signing and reception

Enjoy a special evening “Salon” with Alexandria historian Jay Roberts as he shares research from his newest publication, Lost Alexandria.  “Hot off the press” – this book is well-researched and beautifully illustrated.  The book will be on sale for a special “Salon” price and Mr. Roberts will personalize copies.

Advance reservations required, limited seating.

This series of events is sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and Alexandria Department of Planning & Zoning.

Please check alexandriava.gov/Shop for event information and to register, as some events have limited numbers and fees vary.  For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/Historic.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail graciela.moreno@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3808, or Virginia Relay 711.


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