Past Events
May 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

Come join us this Sunday afternoon for a delightful holiday performance by this quartet ensemble from the Mount Vernon Community Band.

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May 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

Performers of this high quality rarely visit Old Town. Celebrate spring at the historic Athenaeum! Join Scott Tucker, the conductor of the Choral Arts Chamber Singers for Music for Chamber Voices.

Reception 4:30pm / Performance 5pm
Wine and cheese will be served, ...

April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

Alexandria, Virginia: Walk the Path of America's Founding Fathers  is a new tour book written by Alexandria resident Fred Knops focusing on...

April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month and Poem In Your Pocket Day, Wendi R. Kaplan, Alexandria's Poet Laureate, invites you to a community gathering called GENERATING HOPE! Please bring poetry and stories that spark your creative spirit and inspire hope! All are welcome.

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April 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Stop by the Athenaeum as part of a great day touring wonderful gardens and homes in Alexandria. The Hunting Creek Garden Club has curated a fabulous selection of vendors who will display their wares among the beautiful botanic art and bee photography in the gallery.

Event hours: 9 am – 3:30 pm

April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tom Teasley is a globe-trotting percussionist whose innovative approach as a performer, educator, cultural envoy, theater composer and collaborator are heralded worldwide. Peter Fields is a classical/world/jazz guitarist who will join Tom for this special performance.

April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

In celebration of Architecture Week, come to the Athenaeum for a wine and cheese reception followed by a discussion with Frank Harmon, architect, educator, and author of the blog Native Places. He has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. He currently teaches at the College of Design at North Carolina State University.


April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tara Campbell is a Washington, DC-based writer. Her latest work TreeVolution is a speculative fiction adventure featuring secret experiments, corporate machinations, and a little eco-payback. Reports of peculiar tree assaults are trickling into the governor's office in Olympia, Washington: a maple kicked a dog about to relieve itself, a ficus spanked a leaf-yanking child, a yew slapped a...

April 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

To celebrate Historic Garden Week in Virginia, the Gallery will be filled with native plants and their pollinators. Members of the Botanic Art...

March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Audrey Davis, the Executive Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, will lead a conversation on the African-American experience in Alexandria during the Civil War. As the only native Alexandrian that is consulting for the hit PBS mini-series Mercy Street, she will lend insight into the making of the show.

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