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Assassin's Creed

Today, we’ll take a tour at Ford’s Theatre, famous for being ”The site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination”. But, first, here’s a shot of the country’s federal law enforcement body – the F.B.I., just a few steps away. 193 more words


The Hidden History of Spencer Clark

On April 1, 2017, I spoke at the annual Surratt Society Conference. The topic of my speech revolved around the hidden histories of some of the minor characters in the Lincoln assassination story. 4,383 more words


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