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When an eyewitness to President Lincoln's assassination appeared on a 1956 television game show.

In 1956, on an episode of the then-popular game show “I’ve Got a Secret,” 96-year-old Samuel J. Seymour, whispered to the show’s host Garry Moore: “I saw John Wilkes Booth shoot Abraham Lincoln.” over ninety years earlier, at Washington D.C.’s Ford Theatre. 96 more words

20th Century History

An Assassination Cane

An Interesting Artifact

The collection of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Harrogate, Tennessee contains many fascinating artifacts relating to the 16th President. Among their collections is a cupboard made by Abraham’s father, Thomas Lincoln; a china set owned by the Lincolns in their Springfield home; a lock of Willie Lincoln’s hair taken from his head after his death; and a massive archive of art, books, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera relating to Lincoln. 3,637 more words

John Wilkes Booth

5 Things to Do in DC (That Aren't Monument Hopping)

Distance from Monmouth County NJ: 4 hours

DC is a great city to escape to for a quick weekend destination. It’s not too far, the monuments are free, and most of the museums are free. 548 more words


Replica Booth Diaries for Sale Again!

Looking for that special gift for the Lincoln assassination aficionado in your life? How about a replica of the diary John Wilkes Booth used during his 12 day escape? 718 more words

John Wilkes Booth

Mercy Is For Closers: Death of a Salesman, reviewed.

What can you do with Death of a Salesman, a play that has never really fallen out of circulation since it debuted almost 70 years ago? 25 more words


Day 2 in Washington, D.C.

Day 2 of the DC experience went a little like this: Abraham Lincoln died and I photobombed Jefferson. We started out at Ford’s Theatre and saw a cool museum about Lincoln’s life. 95 more words


Ford's Theatre, Madame Tussaud's, and the National Archives: D.C. Part 3

Today was our last day of having a pre-ticketed event.  Today was something that we were all excited about, but especially my mom: Ford’s Theatre. 919 more words