The History of the Civil War in SEVEN Songs! | News Release | City of Alexandria

The History of the Civil War in SEVEN Songs!

A musical performance and narration by Hudson and Clark

Enjoy an immersive evening in Alexandria’s Civil War history at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, on Thursday March 30.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a special reception that includes refreshments, a viewing of four costumes from PBS’ Mercy Street, and a special curator’s corner with selections from the Lyceum’s collections related to Alexandria’s Civil War history.  At 7:30 p.m., join historian Carson Hudson and fiddler Arden Clark as they musically explore the tragic story of a time when America was at war with itself in the 1860s. Music could be found everywhere during the Civil War and it inspired and affected a generation of Americans in a way that has never really been repeated.  Tickets are $25 per person and available online at www.shop.alexandriava.gov.

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Carson Hudson is a multi-instrumentalist who plays banjo, harmonica, cigar-box fiddle, guitar, and an array of other instruments.  Carson grew up with a love of string instruments and as a teenager dabbled in Rock & Roll, the blues, and Southern Baptist Hymns. Since then he has regressed to the roots of early Americana music. From a very early age, Arden was professionally trained on the violin and inherited a love of any and all stringed instruments, both foreign and domestic. She learned Classical and Baroque music and progressed into Japanese Koto, Celtic music, early Americana music, and Sea Shanties.

The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum is located at 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314. To learn more about The Lyceum, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Lyceum or call 703.746.4994.

Learn about more Alexandria experiences inspired by PBS’ Mercy Street at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/mercystreet.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Nicole.Quinn@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4554, Virginia Relay 7. 

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