Learn More About The History Of Apothecary At The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was established in 1939 after the bankruptcy of the family business The Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary. The museum is located at the original site of the family business at 105-107 S. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria. The family business was founded in 1792 by Edward Stabler who operated at the location until 1933 when competition and new regulations forced the company into bankruptcy. After the bankruptcy the Landmarks Society of Alexandria acquired the property and turned it into a museum for the preservation of the items which were used during the business. Continue reading

6th Annual Well Ray Festival – Del Ray’s Premier Health & Fitness Festival

The 6th Annual Well Ray Festival hosted by the Del Ray Business Association will be held on June 22, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm at Mount Vernon Ave Alexandria VA 22301. The festival will be include more than 75 health and lifestyle-inspired vendors with wellness and holistic health practitioners offering therapeutic massages, acupuncture, physical therapy consultations, chiropractic adjustments nutritional counseling, blood pressure screening, meditation, wellness coaching, energy work and more. Continue reading

What To Expect On A Visit To The Alexandria Black History Museum In Alexandria

The Alexandria Black History Museum located at 902 Wythe St Alexandria was originally the segregated library for Alexandria’s African American residents. The Museum operates the Alexandria African American Heritage Park where the site of a 19th century African American cemetery is preserved. The museum currently houses two (2) exhibition galleries on the first floor with artifact storage and offices below.

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Annual Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour – A Must Attend Event In Alexandria

The Annual Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour will be held from May 17 – May 19th at George Washington Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, VA. The Annual event features wine sampling while enjoying spectacular views of the estate. Patrons at the event can celebrate the history of wine with evening tours of the mansion. During the tours patrons will visit the mansion, visit the cellar where George Washington stored wine and learn more about the success and failures of our Founding Fathers. Live music will be provided on the lawn which overlooks the Potomac River.  Continue reading

Why You Should Visit Torpedo Factory Art Center

Entrance to Torpedo Factory Art Center
The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria

Torpedo Factory Art Center located at 105 N Union St Alexandria was founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant. The Alexandria Landmark is home to the nation’s largest collection of working artists’ open studios. The Center is is located right on the Potomac Riverfront and it attracts approximately 500,000 visitors annually. The Torpedo Factory Art Center was once a torpedo factory which started operations on the day of the end of Wold War I. The building was used to manufacture and and maintain torpedoes for the next five (5) years. Over time more buildings were added to the complex. In June 1945 when peace was declared operations at the torpedo factory came to a halt and the building was bought by the City of Alexandria in 1969. Work began on the building in May 1974 and in September 1974 the Torpedo Factory Art Center was open to the public. Continue reading

Why You Should Visit Angel Park In Alexandria

Angel Park is an urban neighborhood park located at 201 West Taylor Run Parkway in Alexandria. The 10.34 acres park was named after William J Angel who owned the land in 1939. The park is located along the West Taylor Run Parkway and Taylor Run and it is used by residents in neighboring areas such as Del Ray and Old Town. Angel Park is currently adopted by the Taylor Run Civic Association through the Adopt-a-Park program.Continue reading