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Phrenologist Nelson Sizer: Courtship and Marriage

Title:Phrenologist Nelson Sizer: Courtship and Marriage
Date & Time:Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Lyceum
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:Experience a program like the ones Alexandrians enjoyed in the 1840s and 1850s! David Keltz, renowned for his portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe, returns to the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum to portray phrenologist Nelson Sizer. Phrenology, the 19th-century pseudoscience in which practitioners measured and felt the ridges and bumps on people’s heads to determine their personality and prospects, was quite popular though also controversial in the 19th century. The original Nelson Sizer, with his partner P. L. Buell lectured several times at Lyceum Hall in the 1840s, including lecturing on "Courtship and Marriage." David Keltz as Mr. Sizer will present the principals of phrenology applicable to courtship and marriage based on 19th-century writings and will provide readings to willing participants. Attendees at the 2018 performance raved, “So different – unique – and really entertaining!,” “David Keltz is a gem,” “I felt like I was with the orignal Nelson Sizer,” and “Excellent!” 21 and over. Doors open at 7 p.m., program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Fees:$15
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Living History, Lyceum, Museums, Old Town


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