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City of Alexandria Celebrates Historic Preservation Month with Activities in May
Posted Friday, May 1

Join the City of Alexandria and other cities around the country in celebrating National Historic Preservation Month in May. The public is invited to participate in a virtual celebration in the following ways:

• Learn more about the City's preservation efforts by following messages on the Office of Historic Alexandria's social media channels, or by following the hashtag #HistoricALX2U
• Read the weekly column "Out of the Attic" in the Alexandria Times
• Participate in virtual tours of Civil War hospitals and the Lee-Fendall House
• View a retrospective on the restoration of the Carlyle House on Facebook: Carlyle House Historic Park @CarlyleHouse or NOVAParks YouTube Channel.

A longstanding leader in the field of historic preservation, Alexandria established the nation's third oldest historic district in 1946, and in the 1960s, formed the first archaeological commission in the U.S.

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. Associated events promote historic places and heritage tourism, and show the economic benefits of historic preservation while instilling national and community pride.

For event information, visit the Historic Preservation Month page.

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