Friends of Alexandria Archaeology welcomes your interest in the archaeology of Alexandria, Virginia, and your support and involvement.
We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that began in 1986. Our mission: to develop a common movement for the appreciation and conservation of Alexandria Archaeology and its place in the continuity of human experience.
President: Paula Whitacre
Vice President: Christine Hines
Treasurer: Richard Owens
Secretary: Charlotte Spinner
Members volunteer for activities that fit their interests and schedules, such as:
Guided digs at archaeological sites throughout the city
Lab work to conserve found objects
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 much more!
Read (or download) our bylaws.
We raise money for archaeology-related activities, including:
Support for special projects at the museum, including conservation, specialized equipment, publications, and exhibits
Scholarships for young people to attend the annual Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp
Preservation of valuable artifacts
©FOAA, c/o Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Photos courtesy of Alexandria Archaeology