Mount Vernon tour By Ad Meskens (Own work) [Copyrighted free use, CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

Alexandria Historical Society hosts a special Mt. Vernon tour April 6

A Special Evening With A Special Neighbor

George Washington had many business and personal acquaintances in Alexandria throughout his adult life, and cherished these connections. As a young officer in the Virginia militia, he recruited local troops for the French & Indian War; as a farmer, he shipped tobacco and flour and received merchandise from overseas through Alexandria merchants; he had a vessel built in an Alexandria shipyard; he saw to it that the district surrounding the new Federal capital included Alexandria, when Washington, D.C. was first laid out; and later in life, he celebrated his birthday and other special occasions at Gadsby’s Tavern. Now, the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Historical Society (AHS) invites the public to join them and the AHS membership for a very special evening at Mount Vernon, April 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

“A Neighborly Visit: A Special Evening at Mt. Vernon” will include private after-hours tours of the Mansion, the Distillery and the Grist Mill. The visit to the Distillery includes a rye whiskey tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar for additional evening refreshments. The ticket price for the event is $40.00 for non-members and $35.00 for AHS members. The maximum size of our group is 40 people, so get your tickets NOW by visiting the Society’s website.

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Public Hearing on Proposed Special Events Policy Updates

alexandria logoThe Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed updates to the City of Alexandria Special Events Policy at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 15 at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. The proposed updates will be posted on the Park & Recreation Commission website Monday, January 12.

Individuals who are unable to attend the public hearing may send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: Jack Browand, Division Chief, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria VA 22314;; or fax to 703.684.6826 by 5 p.m. Thursday, January 15.

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