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Alexandria History on WETA

Explore the rich and fascinating history of Alexandria, Virginia on WETA TV 26, WETA.org and WETA's local history blog Boundary Stones.

Discovering Alexandria: The 20th Century

This new WETA TV 26 production explores the people, places, and events that defined the remarkable port city of Alexandria, VA, during an era of industrial change and social progress. Stories include the evolution of the Torpedo Factory; the construction of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial; the heyday of Potomac Yard; and the Barrett Branch Library, site of one of the country's first sit-in protests. 

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Explore Alexandria's History on Boundary Stones

Boundary Stones

Want more stories from Alexandria's past? Check out our Boundary Stones local history blog!

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Real Life History of Mercy Street

Scene from Mercy Street

George Mason University History professor Dr. Christopher Hamner gives us his thoughts on how well Mercy Street captures the time and place of Civil War era Alexandria, Virginia.

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Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years (Civil War)

Del Ray: Railroad Ties

Memories of Del Ray