The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden interprets American history through the experiences of those who lived and worked on the property from 1785 to 1969. Through tours, special programs, and exhibits we discover our shared history as a community and as a nation. Join us.
UNDER THE SAME ROOF: ENSLAVED AND FREE SERVANTS AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE: Saturday, November 24 at 2:00 PM
Explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspectives of the enslaved and free African Americans who lived and worked in the home as domestic servants, both before and after the Civil War. This tour will include parts of the house that are normally closed to the public. Space is limited so advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.
OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA CANDLELIGHT TOURS – Saturday, December 8, 4:00-9:00 PM
Take a break from the fast pace of the season and enjoy the unique charm and history of Old Town at Alexandria’s most popular holiday event. In addition to Lee-Fendall House, tour Gadsby’s Tavern, Carlyle House and enjoy seasonal decorations, entertainment, and light refreshments. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and active military, and $5 for children 12 and under and are available through the Office of Historic Alexandria.
A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS – Saturday, December 15, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM
Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Lee-Fendall House during this family-friendly holiday event. The house will be decorated for the season and there will be holiday crafts, photographs with Santa, seasonal treats, story time, an antique toy exhibit and more! Browse our gift shop and do some last-minute holiday shopping.
Sessions take place at 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM. Tickets are $12 for children (ages 2-12) and $8 for adults and children over 12. Infants (1 and under) are free. Advance tickets are strongly recommended as space is limited, tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
“Beaded Glamour: Accessorizing in the 1920s”
September 22 – November 21
Women’s fashion transformed dramatically in the 1920s. Across America, women desired to emulate the beautiful movie stars of the growing entertainment industry. Perhaps nothing has come to epitomize the era more than the glamourous beaded styles of eveningwear and accessories. This special, temporary exhibit displays a small sampling of beaded jewelry and handbags from the museum’s collection.
“John L. Lewis: Public Figure, Private Man”
This exhibit examines the life and legacy of John L. Lewis, one of America’s most powerful, innovative, and controversial labor leaders and the long-serving president of the United Mine Workers of America. Lewis lived in the Lee-Fendall House from 1937 until 1969, during the height of his career in the labor movement. Exhibit is free with museum admission.
Junior League of Washington Fall 2018 Volunteers
The Junior League of Washington (JLW) provides service volunteers annually to assist the Lee-Fendall House and other local museums with operations and special events. The Lee-Fendall House welcomes its fall 2018 volunteers: Laura Lieberman, Gabrielle Kaufman, and Maryam Hatcher. Thank you, JLW, for continuing this great partnership!
BECOME A MEMBER and support Lee-Fendall House Museum!
Did you know we receive no public funding or tax revenue? It is only through YOUR generous donations that we can keep our doors open and put on events, education programs, and exhibits. Becoming a Member of Lee-Fendall House or renewing your membership is the perfect way to support our small museum! There are many levels of membership: Young Professional ($35), Individual ($50), Family (good for up to 4 people, $75), Contributor ($100), Supporter ($225), and Patron ($500). Members enjoy free admission to the museum for a year (with membership card), discounts in our gift shop, special pricing on events, advance notice on events and programs, and more!
This year we are expanding and improving our membership program, so this is the perfect time to either renew or join for the first time!
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