The Costumes of PBS' Mercy Street, on display at The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum February 17 through September 1, 2017

New “The Costumes of PBS’ Mercy Street” Exhibition at The Lyceum Announced

The Costumes of PBS’ Mercy Street is on view February 17 through September 1, 2017

As season two of PBS’ Mercy Street nears its finale on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the Office of Historic Alexandria and Visit Alexandria are pleased to announce a new exhibition, The Costumes of PBS’ Mercy Street, on display at The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum February 17 through September 1, 2017. Fans of the show are invited to view four original costumes worn in seasons one and two by Josh Radnor (Dr. Jedediah Foster), AnnaSophia Robb (Alice Green), Hannah James (Emma Green), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Mary Phinney) created by costume designer Amy Andrews Harrell. Also on display are sketches of the costumes, series images of the actors in the costumes, and historical artifacts such as furniture from the Green furniture factory and medical supplies from the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.

“We are very excited to display four costumes from PBS’ Mercy Street, two from season one and two from season two, at The Lyceum,” said Gretchen Bulova, deputy director for the Office of Historic Alexandria. “This is the only exhibition of the show’s costumes outside of the filming location in Petersburg, Virginia. In addition to this exhibition, the museums in Historic Alexandria are offering special programs and unique experiences based on the themes of Mercy Street that dive deeper into Alexandria’s Civil War history.”

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After celebrating General Braddock’s arrival in Alexandria, Virginia, 260 years ago, come for an afternoon of history and learning at The Lyceum, located at 201 South Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on Sunday, March 29th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Join them for two presentations on General Braddock and his journey and ultimate defeat on the battlefield at the Monongahela River during the French and Indian War featuring Robert Messner, Director of the Braddock Battlefield Museum and Eugene Scheel, mapmaker and local historian. Please check the website for details on the schedule.

Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased in advance. This event is co-sponsored by Carlyle House and the Office of Historic Alexandria. Tickets are priced at $10 per person. 2 to 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit this link or call 703.549.2997 or 703.746.4994.

Join historian Erica Nuckles on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 7:30 PM at The Lyceum – Alexandria’s History Museum, as she relates the journey of Charlotte Browne, a British widow and mother who left her children in London to serve as matron of the British army in North America during the Seven Years’ War. A woman of middling rank, Browne kept a journal of her experiences that provides a unique, female perspective on the war. While the motivations and expectations she exhibited were typical of a British woman in her place in society during the mid-eighteenth century, the context in which she lived her life was anything but typical.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Erica Nuckles is the new Director of History & Collections at Fort Ligonier in Ligonier, PA. She is also a doctoral candidate at the University at Albany, SUNY working towards completion of her dissertation “The Dutch had a very bad opinion of me:”Anglo-Dutch Relations in Albany during the Seven Years’ War. Ms. Nuckles is an alumna of the 2013 Yale Public History Institute and has previously worked at Crailo State Historic Site — The Museum of the Colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valleyin Rensselaer, NY, the Carlyle House Historic Park in Alexandria, VA, the DAR Museum in Washington, DC, and Bushy Run Battlefield in Jeannette, PA.

Offered by The Alexandria Historical Society, the talk is free and open to the public, and doors open at 7:00 PM. Parking is extremely limited at The Lyceum itself, but there are garages and street parking nearby.

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