'A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria' at The Lyceum on October 5

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Lecture by Author Wally Owen to Include 3-D and Rare Civil War Photographs

See what Alexandria looked like during the Civil War through the eyes of photographers who documented it!  The Office of Historic Alexandria will sponsor a special Civil War 150th Commemoration lecture on Wednesday, October 5 at The Lyceum, entitled “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.

Meet some of the people behind the lens who are responsible for Alexandria’s rich Civil War photographic heritage, such as Andrew J. Russell and Egbert Guy Fowx.  Also learn about the challenges that contemporary historians face in studying these images, and how technological advancements can be used to bring these 19th-century photographs to life.

The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 per person. Reservations are recommended due to space limitations. Tickets are available by calling The Lyceum at 703.746.4994 or through the online shop at www.alexandriahistory.org.

The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, is located at 201 South Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 703.746.4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.