The Mystery of Anastasia

Date: 3/31/2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Amanda McBrien
Audience: Grades 5 and up, General Audiences
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Activity description:

Many stories have been told about the Romanovs, the last royal family of Russia. During the Russian Revolution of 1918 the Romanovs went missing. It was determined that that the family was likely murdered, yet in 1920, a mysterious woman resurfaced in Germany and claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov! DNALC instructor Amanda McBrien will be telling the story of the Romanovs. Join in to learn about this very interesting time in Russian history and how modern science was used to solve the mystery of Anastasia!

In this DNALC Live session, you will:

• Learn the story of the Romanovs and their disappearance in 1918
• Collect and interpret forensic evidence
• Perform DNA comparisons to identify important people
• Use evidence to support a claim, and solve the mystery