“A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria” at The Lyceum January 25

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Encore Lecture by Author Wally Owen Includes 3-D and Rare Civil War Images 

SoldiersOutsideBankofOldDominionSee 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, January 25, 2012, 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. This presentation is an encore of the sold-out lecture Owen gave earlier this fall.

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. Should this event be rescheduled due to winter weather, the snow date will be Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

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, visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703.746.4994.