Discovery and Archaeology: Freedmen's Cemetery

Event Date

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Event Location
Lloyd House 220 N. Washington St.

Learn the story of one of Virginia’s most significant burial grounds. From 1864 to 1869, the Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery was the burial place for at least 1,800 African Americans seeking their freedom in Alexandria during the Civil War. 
Presented By Steven Shephard, Ph.D. Archaeologist, City of Alexandria. 

Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a short period for questions and light refreshments afterward. 

This program is part of a series of events on the American Civil War sponsored by the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission, Alexandria American Civil War Sesquicentennial Sub-committee, and the Office of Historic Alexandria. 

Questions? Call: 703-746-4554