250th Anniversary

We're Celebrating 250 Years!

In 2022, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House marks an important milestone-250 years of worship, service and fellowship in the Alexandria community and beyond! Join the celebration with a series of upcoming programs and events, leading to a grand “reunion weekend” at the end of June. 

Please join us! All are welcome!

February 5

In this two-part Saturday morning program, Donald Dahmann, longtime Meeting House member and chair of the History and Archives Committee, presents two sessions on the storied history of the Meeting House. In the first session, on February 5, Don will present an overarching history of the congregation from the colonial era to modern times. Session will also be livestreamed.

Join us in the Sanctuary at 9:00 AM. * In accordance with current Covid-19 protocols, attendees must wear face coverings.

February 12

In Part 2 of this Saturday morning program, Donald Dahmann, longtime Meeting House member and chair of the history and archives committee, presents the storied history of the Meeting House with a focus on the evolution of worship – the Lord’s Day, place of worship, those who proclaimed the Word, those who worshiped, and the worship service. This session will also be livestreamed.

Join us in the Sanctuary at 9:00 AM. * In accordance with current Covid-19 protocols, attendees must wear face coverings.

February 21

George Washington's Birthday Parade

Did you enjoy marching in the Scottish Walk parade, or miss out on the experience? Join Meeting House members and friends, with our float leading the way, as we march in the Alexandria George Washington’s Birthday Parade on Monday, February 21, at 1:00 PM. Details to follow.

March 3-6

Over the first weekend in March, Dr. Mark Valeri will present a 4-part lecture series entitled Reformed Thought and the Dilemmas of Early American Democracy. Dr. Valeri is a distinguished professor of religion and politics at Washington University in St. Louis. 

The lectures will be held in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM, March 3-5 and 9:00 AM March 6. Dr. Valeri will also be preaching at the 11:00 AM worship service on March 6.

April 3

Tapping into our own considerable talent, Meeting House members will read from historic sermons, prose and poetry, recite from the church’s history, and maybe even share imaginings of the church’s future. Too many to ignore are the significant ideas, memorable expressions and carefully crafted words that were written and spoken by our predecessors. Time to hear them.

Join us in the Sanctuary at 6:00 PM.

May 15

In celebration of the Meeting House’s 250th anniversary, the Meeting House Festival Choir and Orchestra present Haydn’s imaginative 1797 oratorio, The Creation. Conducted by Music Director, Dr. Steven Seigart, this groundbreaking work retells the Genesis story and will be performed alongside a new work by a commissioned composer/librettist pair written for the occasion. This concert is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed and made available on our Vimeo channel. 

* In accordance with current Covid-19 protocols, attendees must wear face coverings.

June 24-26 | Reunion Weekend

More detailed information and registration information will be available as we get closer to these events.

Friday Evening

Art show featuring the talents of Meeting House members, past and present. Historical and church-related photography, portraits, drawings, and other works of art will be on display, including photographs of member milestones from over the years (weddings, baptisms, retreats, etc.

Saturday Morning

Historical tour of the Presbyterian Cemetery by Dave Heiby, cemetery superintendent and longtime Meeting House member

Saturday Evening

Gala with dinner and dancing at Virginia Theological Seminary. Tickets on sale May 1.

Sunday Afternoon

Family picnic at Fort Hunt Park. This is the closing event of the reunion weekend and a time for families to gather in fellowship.