Your membership in and donations to Friends of Alexandria Archaeology result in great things!
New! FOAA Essay Contest Open to Students in Grades 6 to 8!
FOAA wants students to think about and share their thoughts on the importance of archaeology, history, and the new and ongoing archaeological discoveries in Alexandria, Va. or anywhere.
The rules (download a PDF or view the rules here):
The Essay Question:
Alexandria, Va. was one of the first cities in the USA to protect its archaeology through law. Why is it important to preserve archaeology sites and artifacts?
What do I need to submit with the essay?Along with the essay, please include the student’s information: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, School name, and Current school grade.
Tell us how you heard about the contest: school, newspaper, Alexandria or FOAA website, or other.
Who is invited to participate?This essay contest is open to students in U.S. grades 6-8.
How long should the essay be?The essay should be approximately 500 to 800 words.
How will essays be judged?Essays will be judged on clarity, use of research, imagination, and thoughtfulness.
Essays will be judged by an Alexandria Archaeology staff member, two members of the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology Board, and an Alexandria educator.
How should I submit my essay?Send the essay to FOAAessaycontest@gmail.com.
When is the deadline?All submissions must be received by November 1.
What are the prizes?Prizes for winning essays will include publication of the essay online and on social media. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 cash prize.
Students should submit their 500- to 800-word essay to email@example.com.
Deadline is November 1, 2019.
FOAA support for other special projects
Conservation of special objects, such as this 19th century pitcher
Conservation of the Gladwin Record at the Library of Virginia, the only known record of formerly enslaved African Americans buried at Freedmen's Cemetery
Electronic scans of the diary of Julia Wilbur, an abolitionist from New York who left a day-to-day account of Alexandria during the Civil War