Events schedueled for NVRPA
Potomac Overlook - Love is in the air at the Potomac Overlook birds of prey house! Come on down for a special presentation about raptor love and how these amazing birds raise young. Meet several of our resident birds of prey up close and person as you learn about their amazing habits. The cost is $10 per person. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks.
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.
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.