Events schedueled for NVRPA
Potomac Overlook - It’s turtle time at nature center. Come by and help prepare and feed a banquet feast for our snapping, painted, and box turtles! Learn about the feeding habits of these amazing reptiles in the wild. Cost is $5 per person. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks.
Join us for a specialized tour discussing the lives of the enslaved individuals who lived and worked at Carlyle House. The tour will be led by the Curator of Education and will last about an hour. Tickets for the general public are $10 and $5 for Friends of Carlyle House.
Join us Sunday, 21 February, for our Annual Remembrance Dinner at the Algonkian Park Club House. The speaker will be Horace Mewborn who will speak on the life and career Elijah White. Our special guest this year will be the Rev. Elijah White, great-grandson of the man who is the topic of the presentation.
Join Carlyle House staff for a special tour and program discussing “Who These Wounded Are” and the true stories of the individuals who lived and worked at the Mansion House Hospital. Attendees will also learn about how the real life individuals relate to characters on the PBS hit series “Mercy Street.” Explore the architectural changes of the grand mansion and visit the exhibit on display on the second floor. Reservations are recommended, space is limited. To order tickets, visit our Active Link . Cost: $10/person for Friends of Carlyle House; $15/person for the public. For ages 13 and up.
Come learn about snake feeding and hunting habits, and see our program and exhibit snakes get fed. Cost is $5 per person.
Join us for this early spring late morning exploration of the trails of Potomac Overlook to see what signs of early spring we discover. There is no cost for this program. Meet at the nature center
Carlyle House - Join Chris Foard MSN, RN (The Foard Collection of Civil War Nursing) for an in depth lecture on the diverse practices of male and female Civil War nurses. Discussion includes an important but largely neglected aspect of Civil War nursing - roles and responsibilities of nurses in relation to current practices of today. Lecture is based on historical analysis from letters, documents, books and diaries from The Foard Collection of Civil War Nursing. Reservations are recommended. To order tickets, visit our Active Link This event is co-sponsored by Carlyle House Historic Park (NOVA Parks) and The Lyceum (Office of Historic Alexandria) and will take place at 201 S. Washington Street.
Spring, 1755: Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America convened a meeting of five colonial governors at John Carlyle’s Alexandria home. Among Braddock’s objectives was to secure funding for his upcoming campaign against the French. Carlyle called this gathering the Grandest Congress ever known on the Continent. Join us on Saturday, April 9th from 12pm-4pm to step back in time to Braddock’s visit and learn more about the French and Indian War. Meet General Braddock and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 18th-century! Costumed interpreters will be on site to answer your questions. This event is FREE but suggested donation of $1/person is welcome. Located at 121 N. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria.