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“World Turned Upside Down”

  • The Lyceum Alexandria History Museum 201 South Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314 USA (map)

Try on uniforms of the Revolutionary War!

In advance of George Washington’s birthday, enjoy an evening exploring uniforms from the different nationalities that converged with Washington in Yorktown, Virginia in 1781.

Chris Daley, historical clothing manager for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, will give you the opportunity to try on and compare uniform coats of the American, British, French and German troops as well as coats worn by African Americans serving with the British army. Each coat has been carefully researched and painstakingly reproduced in several sizes to help bring the Siege of Yorktown to life. Bring a camera and take photos of yourself and family members in the uniforms of the Revolutionary War.

Reception with refreshments, beer, and wine before and after the program. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at shop.alexandriava.gov or by calling 703-746-4994.

Earlier Event: February 10
Chocolate with Gen. Washington