Calendar of Events

2017 Calendar of Events

Note: Details and tickets for all Lee-Fendall House events may now be found at our Eventbrite page.  Current events are listed under “LIVE EVENTS.”

 

 

JANUARY

January 21 – “THIS TIDE OF WOUNDED,” THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE AS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, 10 AM: This special tour of the museum and grounds highlights the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War.  Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

JANUARY 21 – “FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM,” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT LEE-FENDALL HOUSE, 2 PM:  This special tour interprets the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the unique experiences of slavery in the city. Hear the true stories of “contrabands,” as seen in the PBS drama “Mercy Street.” The tour will include special access to areas which are not regularly open to the public. Admission to the program is $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, and $10.00 the day of the program.  Tour space is limited.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 4 – “THIS TIDE OF WOUNDED,” THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE AS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, 10 AM: This special tour of the museum and grounds highlights the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War.  Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

FEBRUARY 4 – “FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM,” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT LEE-FENDALL HOUSE, 2 PM:  This special tour interprets the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the unique experiences of slavery in the city. Hear the true stories of “contrabands,” as seen in the PBS drama “Mercy Street.” The tour will include special access to areas which are not regularly open to the public. Admission to the program is $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, and $10.00 the day of the program.  Tour space is limited.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

FEBRUARY 15-16: MUSEUM CLOSED

FEBRUARY 18 – “THIS TIDE OF WOUNDED,” THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE AS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, 10 AM: This special tour of the museum and grounds highlights the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War.  Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

FEBRUARY 18 – “FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM,” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT LEE-FENDALL HOUSE, 2 PM:  This special tour interprets the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the unique experiences of slavery in the city. Hear the true stories of “contrabands,” as seen in the PBS drama “Mercy Street.” The tour will include special access to areas which are not regularly open to the public. Admission to the program is $8.00 in advance through Eventbrite, and $10.00 the day of the program.  Tour space is limited.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

MARCH

MARCH 2: LAST TOUR at 11 AM

MARCH 3: MUSEUM CLOSED

MARCH 10-12: MUSEUM CLOSED

MARCH 16-17: MUSEUM CLOSED

MARCH 18 – JAMES GREEN AND THOMAS DAY: FURNITURE, FAMILY, AND RACE IN 19TH CENTURY VIRGINIA, 2 PM:  Join Hal Stuart, author of Virginia Sectional Furniture 1800-1860, for a comparison of two of 19th century Virginia’s most successful furniture makers – James Green of Alexandria and African-American entrepreneur Thomas Day.  Admission is $5.00 in advance through Eventbrite, $7.00 the day of the program.  Space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.

MARCH 25 – “Beyond the Battlefield” Walking Tour, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town The tour will begin at 10:00 AM outside The Lyceum at 201 South Washington Street. Participants will see locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. Stops on the tour will include locations featured in the recent PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles.  Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite, or $20.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

APRIL

APRIL 14-16: EASTER EGG HUNT: Due to the Easter Egg Hunt, the Museum will close to tours at 1 PM Friday and will be closed to tours Saturday and Sunday.

APRIL 29: “Beyond the Battlefield” Walking Tour, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town The tour will begin at 10:00 AM outside The Lyceum at 201 South Washington Street. Participants will see locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. Stops on the tour will include locations featured in the recent PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles.  Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite, or $20.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

MAY

MAY 13: “THIS TIDE OF WOUNDED,” THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE AS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, 10 AM: This special tour of the museum and grounds highlights the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War.  Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

MAY 20: PRIVATE EVENT – LAST TOUR at NOON

JUNE

JUNE 17: MUSEUM CLOSED

JUNE 24 – “Beyond the Battlefield” Walking Tour, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town The tour will begin at 10:00 AM outside The Lyceum at 201 South Washington Street. Participants will see locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. Stops on the tour will include locations featured in the recent PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles.  Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite, or $20.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

JUNE 24: PRIVATE EVENT – LAST TOUR at NOON

JUNE 28: PRIVATE TOUR – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

JULY

JULY 3: PRIVATE EVENT

JULY 8 – “UNDER THE SAME ROOF” – ENSLAVED AND FREE SERVANTS AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE: A guided house tour of the Lee-Fendall House. The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street. This tour will explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of the people who lived and worked in the house as domestic servants both before and after the Civil War. The tour will last approximately one hour and will feature areas of the house not normally open to public view. Tickets are $8 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10 the day of the tour. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

JULY 22 –  “THE GENERAL’S TOUR” – ROBERT E. LEE IN ALEXANDRIA: A guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town. The tour will begin at 10:00 AM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street, and will highlight locations and stories associated with the Confederate general’s life in Alexandria, his hometown from the age of five and residence of his “earliest and oldest friends.” The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance for $10 through Eventbrite, or for $15 at the door. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

AUGUST

AUGUST 12- “Beyond the Battlefield” Walking Tour, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town The tour will begin at 10:00 AM outside The Lyceum at 201 South Washington Street. Participants will see locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. Stops on the tour will include locations featured in the recent PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles.  Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite, or $20.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

AUGUST 26 – “UNDER THE SAME ROOF” – ENSLAVED AND FREE SERVANTS AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE: A guided house tour of the Lee-Fendall House. The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street. This tour will explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of the people who lived and worked in the house as domestic servants both before and after the Civil War. The tour will last approximately one hour and will feature areas of the house not normally open to public view. Tickets are $8 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10 the day of the tour. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 9 – “John L. Lewis: Public Figure, Private Man”: Join us on September 9 for the opening of our new exhibit which explores the life and legacy of John L. Lewis, one of America’s most powerful and controversial labor leaders. Lewis lived in the Lee-Fendall House from 1937 until 1969, during the height of his career in the labor movement. On September 9, we will be offering curator-led tours at 10 AM and 2 PM. Tours are free with museum admission.

SEPTEMBER 16 – Rummage Sale!: 9 AM – 3 PM. Featuring a selection of wonderful items donated by our friends and the community!  No items from the museums’s collections will be on sale.

SEPTEMBER 23 – BOURBON IN THE BASEMENT: Join us at the Lee-Fendall House for our annual fundraiser. This year we are celebrating the house’s Prohibition history and raising money to preserve our historic foundations. Enjoy 1920s drinks and jazz music, win great prizes in our silent auction, and celebrate Alexandria’s past. Attire is creative cocktail, with 1920s period clothing encouraged. Tickets are $50 for general admission, which opens at 7 PM, or join us at 6 PM for a VIP reception in the basement! Current Lee-Fendall House Museum Members may purchase VIP tickets for the price of general admission. All guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

SEPTEMBER 30 – Last tour at noon; museum will close at 1:00 for a private event.

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 14 – Last tour at 11:00; museum will close at noon for a private event.

October 28 – 4th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN HUNT:  
The Lee-Fendall House 3rd Annual Halloween Pumpkin Hunt returns to Alexandria on Saturday, October 28. Alexandria’s ghosts and goblins will fill the museum’s garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Halloween pumpkins for local children to discover. Other activities include crafts, refreshments, spooky stories, and a costume parade. Every participating child will receive a toy pumpkin.  The Hunt schedule is Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM. All children of elementary school age or younger are eligible to participate in the Halloween Pumpkin Hunt. Older children and adults are welcome to enjoy all other activities. Tickets are available for sale through Eventbrite. Advance tickets are $15 for participating children, and $5 for adults.  The museum will not be open for tours.

NOVEMBER

November 18 – THE STORY OF PIE, 2:00 PM: Pie is an American tradition and the history of pie is rich in flavor! Pies of all kinds have been around for thousands of years and adapted to every culture. Debbie Waugh of Green Springs Garden shows the story of pie from medieval times to today. Pie and coffee reception to follow.  Admission $15, free for members.  Tickets are available for sale through Eventbrite.

DECEMBER

December 9 – Old Town Alexandria Candlelight Tour: Regular tours and admission will not be available.

DECEMBER 16 – The museum will be closed for a private event.