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Visit Alexandria president and CEO Patricia Washington speaks at the ACVA annual meeting Sept. 30 at the Hotel Monaco.

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Alexandria: Preparing City for National Spotlight

Visit Alexandria plans for upcoming PBS drama “Mercy Street.”

Forget Lady Mary and the Grantham’s of Downton Abbey. A new PBS drama based in Civil War Alexandria will make its premier in January and Visit Alexandria is preparing the city for its close up in the national spotlight.