Collections from the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House
These items of clothing, representing several generations of residents of the Murray-Dick-Fawcett house, were donated to The Lyceum by a former owner. These are among the objects that appeared in the 2002-2003 Lyceum exhibit "Generations: Costume in Alexandria."
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John Douglass Brown purchased 517 Prince Street in 1816. Following his death in 1830, the property passed through several generations eventually going to Richard Lewis Cheeseman, Brown’s great, great grandchild. Over the years some furnishings and various personal artifacts remained in the house and were shared by those who lived there. When Mr. Cheeseman sold the property in 2000 he generously donated many items, particularly several articles of clothing, to The Lyceum. Here, we describe a sampling of the clothing found in 517 Prince Street. In some instances, they have been identified to having belonged to specific people.