Stories of Impact: Friends of Alexandria Archaeology

Friends of Alexandria Archaeology is a non-profit associated with Alexandria Archaeology. We are an all-volunteer organization that began in 1986. Our mission is to develop a common movement for the appreciation and conservation of Alexandria Archaeology and its place in the continuity of human experience. 

As a first year participant in Spring2ACTion, FOAA led two fundraising efforts: one to raise funds for the conservation of a beer barrel discovered at the site of the Shuter's Hill Brewery on Duke Street; and another to fund scholarships for kids to attend Alexandria Archaeology's annual summer camp.

In just 24 hours, through the crowd-funding platform, FOAA received over $1,770 in donations.

FOAA members participate in various activities with Alexandria Archaeology including: Excavations at archaeological sites throughout the city, lab work to clean and catalog artifacts, archival research by researching and writing about diaries, old newspapers, and other primary sources, explaining the museum collection to school children and other visitors, raising the visibility of the museum at the George Washington Parade, Market Days, and other community events, advocating for support of archaeology with officials and the public, and more!

-Rebecca Siegal, FOAA President


Congratulations on your fundraising success, FOAA!  Thanks for sharing your story.

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