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Lyceum Hosts a Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria

The Office of Historic Alexandria will sponsor a special Civil War 150th Commemoration lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at The Lyceum, titled “A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria.”

See what Alexandria looked like during the Civil War through the eyes of photographers who documented it.

The will sponsor a special Civil War 150th Commemoration lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at , titled “A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria.”

Wally Owen, assistant director of Fort Ward Museum and co-author of "Mr. Lincoln’s Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington," will present an illustrated lecture featuring 3-D images and rare photographs, including many that have never been published.
 
The lecture will include discussion about the challenges contemporary historians face in studying these images, and how technological advancements can be used with these 19th-century photographs.
 
The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 per person. Reservations are recommended.

Tickets are available by calling The Lyceum at 703.746.4994 or through the online shop at www.alexandriahistory.org. If the event needs to be rescheduled due to winter weather, the snow date will be Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Edgar Warfield December 09, 2011 at 12:23 AM
Glad to see this is coming back. Wally's last lecture of this type, a month ago, was oversold. He really knows his stuff.

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