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City of Alexandria Celebrates Historic Preservation Month in May
Posted Thursday, May 2

In May, the City of Alexandria will join cities around the country in celebrating National Historic Preservation Month by hosting events that highlight local historic preservation initiatives. A longstanding leader in the field of historic preservation, Alexandria has the country's third oldest historic district, established in 1946, and formed the country's first archaeological commission in the 1960s.

Historic Preservation Month was created in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as a time for communities across the country to celebrate preservation. Historic Preservation Month events promote historic places, promote heritage tourism, and show the economic benefits of historic preservation, while instilling national and community pride.

Learn about Alexandria's deep history and rich heritage – hear expert panels, learn about hands- on preservation practices, tour rarely seen historic spaces, or raise a glass with friends and fellow preservationists at a post-tour happy hour.

For event information and to register, as some events have limited space and fees vary, visit the Historic Preservation Month page. For more information about Historic Alexandria, visit

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