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


Cindy Adams

Sean Denniston

Hal Hardaway

Jill Heitzmann

Elizabeth Kelley

Linda Lovell

Mary Ray

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.

Keep up-to-date through the FOAA Facebook page and Twitter account.


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

Annual Reports

For a summary of our activities and finances, read our annual reports:

2018 annual report

2017 annual report

[note: Please contact us for reports in the interim]

2012 annual report

2011 annual report

2010 annual report

2009 annual report 

2008 annual report



©FOAA, c/o Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Photos courtesy of Alexandria Archaeology