Photos: GU Showcases Civil War History
Dramaturgical exhibit features images of Union Soldiers from the Potomac to the GU campus in 1864, among others.
Georgetown visiting Professor Nina Billone Prieur created a dramaturgical exhibit of Georgetown and Washington, DC during the Civil War to coincide with the school's production of A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.
The exhibit in the lobby of the Davis Performing Arts Center includes images from the Special Collections Research Center at the Georgetown University Library and the Library of Congress.
The dramaturgical team, which included several students, researched and organized the multimedia exhibit to add to the sense of time and place for theater-goers.
"During the Civil War, Georgetown College served as a hub where Northern and Southern peoples, cultures, and political allegiances were tested and tried, a history that continues to be memorialized in our school colors of blue and gray," Prieur said in her notes for the program.
According to Prieur "of the 1,500 Georgetown students and alumni of military age when the conflict began, 1,141 fought in the Civil War."
To learn more about Georgetown's role in the Civil War, read the dramaturgical section of the program in the attached PDF or attend the exhibit yourself.
The Davis Center lobby is open 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the exhibit will run through Dec. 8.