The History of New Alexandria and West Grove, VA.  -  FREE

The Martha Washington Library and HCW Board Member Vanessa Beary (Ed.D., 2014; Ed.M., 2011) have invited Jim Bish, local historian, and author Jay Roberts to discuss their research and findings on the history of the little known neighborhoods of New Alexandria and West Grove, VA.  At the turn of the 20th century, New Alexandria was heralded as the "Coming Manufacturing Metropolis of the South."  Adjacent to New Alexandria was the West Grove Plantation, built by Hugh West (a trustee of Alexandria) in 1748. 

Come learn about these forgotten bits of local history.  HCW Board Member Vanessa Beary, a resident of New Alexandria, will give opening remarks. 

Jay is the author of River to Rails:  A Guidebook to Historical Markers in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.  Book sales and signing to follow.  Light refreshments will be served.
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Date: Thursday, June 1st
Please send Vanessa an email ( if you plan to attend
Location: Martha Washington Public Library, The Community Room, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria, VA  22307


Thursday, 06/1/17 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm | iCal


Mary Washington Public Library/The Community Room
6614 Fort Hunt Rd
Alexandria, VA 22307 USA

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