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If you've never seen a battle reenactment, here's your chance to see something very special. Revolutionary War Reenactment at Fort Ward Park - You will have the opportunity to see historic camp and tactical demonstrations throughout the day including a Revolutionary War skirmish between the Redco...
The other day I wrote about the events lining up for celebrating George Washington's 278th Birthday. Here are a few more that have been set: "Walking With Washington" Tours - These are walking tours of Alexandria sites associated with George Washington. The tours are free and will take place ever...
This is truly amazing. I burn candles all the time, but now I will certainly watch what they are made of. This time of year, I had candles burning all the time...until I learned this. In addition to cigarette smoking, candles provide another indoor pollution mechanism that is hard to replicate....
It's the king's birthday today. He would have been 75. Here are a few of his quotes. He may not have said anything profound like Aristotle or George Washington, but he was a down to earth person that understood what was going on in his life. Unfortunately, he just couldn't cope with it all. A...
From February 1st through the 21st the City of Alexandria will celebrate the 278th birthday of George Washington, with everything from a parade to banquet ball, re-enactments, walking tours, ceremonies at historic sites connected to Washington, and much more. Admission to many events is Free! I w...
The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is dedicated to preserving and studying the rich archaeological heritage of Alexandria, Virginia. Volunteers and students work with citizens and developers to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community's past. This knowledge his shared b...
It always amazes me when I find quotes from 100, 1000 or 2,000 years ago that are so applicable to how we live today. If only we could put more of them to practice each day. All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. - Aristotle A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. - Arist...
I needed something easy to ease into my week. This was just the remedy. Now I know what my marketing guru goes through when he comes home from his morning walk each day with hundreds of pictures. I came home from the Birch Acquarium today with 187 pictures, and trying to sort through them is a mo...