The History of the Civil War in SEVEN Songs
|Title:||The History of the Civil War in SEVEN Songs|
|Date & Time:||Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
201 S. Washington St.
|Event Details:||Enjoy an immersive evening in Alexandria’s Civil War history at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, on Thursday March 30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a special reception that includes refreshments, a viewing of four costumes from PBS’ Mercy Street, and a special curator’s corner with selections from the Lyceum’s collections related to Alexandria’s Civil War history. At 7:30 p.m., join historian Carson Hudson and fiddler Arden Clark as they musically explore the tragic story of a time when America was at war with itself in the 1860s. Music could be found everywhere during the Civil War and it inspired and affected a generation of Americans in a way that has never really been repeated.
Carson Hudson is a multi-instrumentalist who plays banjo, harmonica, cigar-box fiddle, guitar, and an array of other instruments. Carson grew up with a love of string instruments and as a teenager dabbled in Rock & Roll, the blues, and Southern Baptist Hymns. Since then he has regressed to the roots of early Americana music. From a very early age, Arden was professionally trained on the violin and inherited a love of any and all stringed instruments, both foreign and domestic. She learned Classical and Baroque music and progressed into Japanese Koto, Celtic music, early Americana music, and Sea Shanties.
|Contact Phone No.:||703.746.4994|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Lyceum, Mercy Street Inspired Events, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town|
For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/15769
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