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Lecture: Lost Alexandria (Gadsby's Tavern Museum)
On 6/2/2016

Best known for his work as a historian documenting some of the Washington area’s most significant architectural losses, Dr. James Goode pursued similar research on Alexandria during the 1970s. Althought ultimately cut from his1979 landmark book Capital Losses, Dr. Goode saved his collection of prints and notes and donated them to the City of Alexandria. Director of The Lyceum, Jim Mackay, will highlight some of these Alexandria buildings and the history behind them. Doors open at 6:30pm. Event part of Alexandria's Preservation50 commemorations.
Girl Scout Overnight: Junior (Gadsbys Tavern Museum)
On 6/3/2016

Complete two-thirds of the It’s Your World—Change It leadership journey for Junior Girl Scouts by joining Gadsby’s Tavern Museum for an overnight that walks girls step by step through what makes a great leader and how to lead a project of their own. The evening will use the story of how the museum buildings were saved as a case study for creating their own community-changing project. Girls will complete the Power of One and Power of Team sections of the journey and begin planning their community project for the final Power of Community section. Troops will need to take action and carry out their project at home to complete the journey. Overnight includes 18th century dancing to celebrate your progress as well as an evening snack and light breakfast.

This overnight runs concurrently with a Cadette Girl Scout overnight. The different troop levels complete separate activities but share a common sleeping space and breakfast. Multi-level troops should register girls separately under the appropriate-level overnight.

- All are Friday evenings starting at 7pm and going until Saturday at 8:30am
- Please note that adults must purchase tickets as well. A minimum of 2 adults required per troop of 6 or more girls, one must be female. Troops of 1 to 5 girls must have one female adult attend.
- Groups are responsible for handling their own permission slips and following all Safety Wise requirements.
- Patches and t-shirts are available for purchase. Information will be emailed one month prior to event.
- Junior and Cadette overnights run concurrently. For mixed-age troops, please be sure to purchase the correct number of tickets for each level and that both Cadettes and Juniors have an adequate number of adults. While they will be sleeping in the same building, all other evening activities occur in different locations.
- Event does not include Girl Scout award or journey book (which is not required to participate)

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The Apothecary and the Civil War (Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum)
From 6/5/2016 through 9/4/2016

Tour the Apothecary Museum with a focus on the history of the old pharmacy during the Civil War and the themes of PBS’s Mercy Street, such as abolitionists, medicines, and select CW documents from the museum’s archives. Doors open at 12:15 and will lock once tour begins at 12:30.
Workshop: Rejuvenation in Del Ray (DCHS Building)
On 6/11/2016

Learn to identify the various architectural styles in the Del Ray area of Alexandria. See original and character-defining features during a walking tour of the neighborhood. Visit a 1911 center hall Colonial Revival house to learn how original windows and siding were restored by the owners. The workshop concludes with light refreshments in the garden for participants. The workshop is free, but reservations are required. Event part of Alexandria's Preservation50 commemorations.
Family Fun Day: Shaping our City (The Lyceum)
On 6/28/2016

Circles… Squares… Triangles… Shapes are everywhere! We’ll explore how shapes are used in buildings – in the classroom and on the streets of Alexandria. We’ll look at and sketch buildings old and new to help us build our Alexandria of the future! Families are encouraged to bring recycled materials to share during our building workshop and should be prepared for a short walk outdoors, including walking shoes, sunscreen, and clothing appropriate for the weather.

Family Fun Days are designed to engage the entire family, recommended for ages 4 and up. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $8 per child, adults free. Contact The Lyceum’s Education Coordinator with additional questions at 703.746.4994.
Family Fun Day: The Wright Flight (The Lyceum)
On 7/16/2016

Celebrate the 107th Anniversary of Orville Wright’s historic flight from Fort Myer to Alexandria and test the basic principles of flight! Experiment with forces – gravity, lift, drag, and thrust – and make two kinds of paper airplanes. Like the Wright brothers, work together as a family to create a hypothesis and conduct test flights to learn which design is the best!

Family Fun Days are designed to engage the entire family, recommended for ages 4 and up. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $8 per child, adults free. Contact The Lyceum’s Education Coordinator with additional questions at 703.746.4994.
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