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"Through the Eyes (and Pen) of Julia Wilbur"

Title:"Through the Eyes (and Pen) of Julia Wilbur"
Date & Time:Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St. (Map This)
Suite #327
Event Details:Java Jolt Lecture: “Through the Eyes (and Pen) of Julia Wilbur.” In October 1862, an abolitionist named Julia Wilbur traveled south from Rochester, NY, to Alexandria. She spent most of the next 3 years here, witnessing many of the pivotal moments of the Civil War.

How did a single woman manage to get here? What did she do once she arrived? And how do we know?

In the January Java Jolt, FOAA board member and research historian Paula Whitacre tells the story of Julia Wilbur through her diaries, letters, and other writings and photos. Paula has transcribed and annotated one set of Julia Wilbur’s diaries and is coordinating a project to make more of her writing available to the public.
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4399
Fees:Free, but please RSVP as space is limited.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Adult, Archaeology Museum, Lecture, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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