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Lecture Series: Women of Alexandria | News Release | Virginia Foundation For The Humanities


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February 8 – March 7

Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria spent four years as an occupied city. During that time, daily life became quite different for residents who remained in the city, and in many cases, the war changed the course of women’s lives.

Women of Alexandria, from Antebellum to the 20th Centurywill illuminate an important side of the city’s history that we feel has been under-investigated: the effect of the Civil War on the lives of Alexandria’s women.

Genealogist/historian Lisa Stansbury will identify, research, and lead presentations on nine women who lived in Alexandria just before, during, and after the Civil War. Lisa Stansbury has been a genealogist since 1997. She is the official genealogist for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Maritime Heritage program.

These lectures feature an examination of women of means left to fend for themselves; immigrants who came to a new world on the brink of chaos; and poor women who survived in a new economy.

This program is supported in part by a grant from Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.


At the Athenaeum
201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA

  • Monday, February 8 at 7pm: Part 1
  • Monday, February 22 at 7pm: Part 2
  • Monday, March 7 at 7pm: Part 3

At the Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA

  • Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm

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