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    Through the Eyes (and Pen) of Julia Wilbur

    Title:Through the Eyes (and Pen) of Julia Wilbur
    Date & Time:Tue Oct 7, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:Morrison House Hotel
    Morrison House Hotel, 116 South Alfred St.
    Event Details: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?

    As part of Virginia Archaeology Month, 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
    Contact Email:archaeology@alexandriava.gov
    Fees:Free. Refreshments available for purchase from the Morrison House bar.
    Audience:Anyone may attend
    Tags:Adult, Archaeology Museum, Lecture, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town


    For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/8820QR Code

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