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VIRTUAL: Lecture: Alexander von Humboldt’s Visit

Title:VIRTUAL: Lecture: Alexander von Humboldt’s Visit
Date & Time:Sun Dec 6, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Virtual Only Event, Meeting or Activity
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Event Details:Join Dr. Sandra Rebok on December 6 at 2 p.m. for a virtual lecture “Serendipity or Destiny? Alexander von Humboldt’s Visit to Washington in 1804,” co-sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Alexandria Association. During the first days of June 1804, the Prussian explorer Alexander von Humboldt was a guest of President Jefferson in the White House, and took the opportunity to visit also Georgetown, Alexandria, and Mount Vernon. The visit also happened right after the Louisiana Purchase and the beginning of a series of exploration voyages into the West, when his expertise was of particular importance for the young nation. Dr. Sandra Rebok is a historian, author, speaker and scientific consultant. Trained in Heidelberg, Paris and Madrid, she worked for many years at the Spanish National Research Council. Her research focuses on the globalization of science, intellectual networks and transnational scientific collaborations during the 19th century. Tickets are $6, free for members of the Alexandria Association. Tickets can be purchased at
Contact Person:Jim Holloway
Fees:$6; free for members of the Alexandria Association
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Lyceum, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria

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