Athenaeum

  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: (703) 548-0035
  • Fax: (703) 548-0456

A Greek Revival building built in 1851, it was home to the Bank of the Old Dominion, where Robert E. Lee did his banking. Today it is an art gallery and home of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. Open  Thurs.-Sun. noon-4 p.m. Closed major holidays.

Icons of American Culture by David R. Allison

  • September 25, 2014 - November 09, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The images in this show not only reflect American culture in general, but the photographer's personal interpretation - some are classic, some are View Details

The Hello Girls, A Surprising WW1 Story written and told by Ellouise Schoettler

  • November 04, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Hello Girls played a key role in winning the Allied victories in France – then they faced another battle on the home front! View Details

Book Talk: Wicked Northern Virginia by Michael Lee Pope

  • November 08, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Behind the bucolic plantation estates of Northern Virginia lies a history of scandal. The region has a rotating cast of greedy supervisors, vain View Details

Book Talk: Detour Berlin by Ruth Baja Williams

  • November 09, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Ruth Baja Williams’ book not only follows the 20-year detour of the author and her husband but portrays the city’s culturally diverse View Details

The Art of Ballroom Dance, taught by Gary Stephans

  • November 10, 2014 - November 24, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Monday

Learn the Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Meringue, Rumba, Cha-Cha, & Samba. Come with or without a Partner. Beginning and advanced dancers View Details

Second Thursday Live: Meigs Hodge

  • November 13, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Traditional and contemporary blues guitar and vocals. Mr. Hodge explores delta and Chicago styles through the music of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, View Details

The Botanical Arts Society of the National Capital Region: Preserving Our Heritage

  • November 13, 2014 - December 17, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Opening Reception / Sunday, November 16 from 4-6 pm free This juried exhibition features images of heirloom and heritage plants. View Details

The Botanical Arts Society of the National Capital Region: Preserving Our Heritage

  • November 13, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Opening Reception / Sunday, November 16 from 4-6 pm FREE This juried exhibition features images of heirloom and heritage plants. View Details

Heirloom Gastronomy: How European Produce Grew into American Heritage Foods

  • November 16, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Jason Moore, of Whole Foods Market Old Town, leads a gastronomical tour of early American cookery. View Details

Book Talk: Papyrus, the Plant that Changed the World by John Gaudet

  • November 17, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Papyrus expert John Gaudet discusses the history of papyrus and shows samples of modern papyrus paper, a 20’ long illustrated replica on papyrus View Details

Retrocessionists Comedy Improv

  • November 20, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

An evening of off-the-cuff improv comedy! Cash bar starts at 6:30 then take a seat at 7pm. Make suggestions that this talented group will turn into View Details

Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic

  • November 22, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Eileen Malone of the Botanic Arts Society of the National Capital Region discusses contemporary portraits of native plants, with suggestions on how View Details

Music in the Gallery: The Navy Concert Band

  • November 23, 2014
  • Address: 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Navy Band Chamber Music Series features musicians from the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, DC, the Navy's premier musical organization and one of View Details

Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
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