Alexandria 5-year-old on Season 2 of PBS’ Mercy Street #MercyStreetPBS


5-year-old Alexandria City Public School student Reid Hershman, who is a kindergartner at Lyles-Crouch Elementary School in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, has a recurring extra role on PBS’ Mercy Street season two.

Reid’s mom Jennifer Lewis Hershman says, “He had such an amazing experience. Everyone he met and worked with was so nice! We are so proud that he was able to be a small part of an amazing production that is based in his very own City! It’s an amazing history lesson for him.”

In the photo at right Reid is pictured with actor Tara Summers who plays Nurse Anne Hastings (click on the image for larger view). More photos of Reid on the Mercy Street set are below.

Fans of Mercy Street can enter to win a trip to tour the set! Enter today! The sweepstakes closes May 13 at 10:00 p.m.

Mercy Street is inspired by real events of Civil War Alexandria, Virginia.

Learn more about PBS’ Mercy Street online and Learn more about Alexandria’s Mercy Street-inspired experiences online.

(Photo credits: Jennifer Lewis Hershman)




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