Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital — Author Michael J Lisicky Lecture and Book Signing at the Lyceum | News Release | City of Alexandria

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Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital

Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 PM

The Lyceum — Alexandria’s History Museum, 

201 S. Washington Street

Alexandria, VA


Michael Lisicky is a nationally-recognized department store historian, lecturer, and author.  His books have received critical acclaim in such major newspapers as the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Globe, the Washington Times, and the Baltimore Sun.  His book Gimbels Has It! was cited as “one of the freshest reads of 2011” by National Public Radio’s Morning Edition program.  At The Lyceum on March 23, Mr. Lisicky will share his thoughts and research on his latest book, Woodward & Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation’s Capital.

Mr. Lisicky has given lectures at such locations as the New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library, New York Fashion Week, the D.C. Public Library, and at the 2011 Wanamaker Organ Centennial Week celebration in Philadelphia.  He also served as a historical consultant for the Oscar-nominated film Carol, and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, on National Public Radio and CBS’s Sunday Morning television program.  Mr. Lisicky resides in Baltimore, where he is also an oboist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The program is offered by the Alexandria Historical Society, and is free to members; $5 for non-members.  Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for signing and purchase after the program.

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