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The Community Idea Stations will be hosting the Mercy Street Season Two premiere at the Blackwell Center for the Performing Arts at Randolph-Macon College on Sunday, December 11. 

Before the premiere, we invite you to join us for a reception to benefit the Ashland Museum, The Hanover Arts and Activities Center (The Center) and the Community Idea Stations. The reception will be held at The Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland, 12:00-2:00 pm. Take a step back to 1862 when Ashland Baptist Church, now The Hanover Arts and Activities Center, served as a Civil War hospital for the soldiers fighting in the area.

At the reception, you will be able to visit with some of Mercy Street’s actors, producers and program staff at PBS, and learn about the area’s history during the Civil War. Along with costumed characters, Robert Szabo will be here with his wet plate collodion photography equipment. There will be festive fare and music.

Your purchase of a ticket to the Mercy Street reception at The Center includes a reservation for the 3:00 pm free screening of Mercy Street at the Blackwell Center for the Performing Arts at 205 Henry Street on the R-MC campus. This screening will include a Gospel music performance and a chance to watch the first episode of season two of Mercy Street with the cast and crew who filmed the series in the Richmond and Petersburg areas. At the screening, you will get a behind-the-scenes look from co-creator and executive producer Lisa Wolfinger, producer David A. Rosemont  and Audrey Davis of the Alexandria Black History museum. Davis is one of the on-set historians whose expertise is in the contraband slave movement. You will be given your ticket to the screening at the event.

Reservations are closed. If you have ticket to this event and have questions, please contact us at 804-368-7314, or ashlandmuseum@comcast.net, or via our Contact page.