Commemorating the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Last Thursday’s “Now He Belongs to the Ages”, an evening commemorating the 145th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death at the hands of assassin John Wilkes Booth, was absolutely stellar.

Wichita State University Professor Emeritus Dr. J.C. Combs delivered an insightful and engaging exploration of the event, its context and aftermath, complete with the display of a remarkable collection of representative objects from the age. Among these authentic antiques was a derringer virtually identical to the one now displayed at Ford’s Theater, wielded by Booth in perpetrating his shameful crime.

We were so delighted with Dr. Combs’ perspicacious presentation that we’ve already arranged for his return for two other events to be announced later.

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Published in: on April 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Great post! Enjoyed these pics of the presentation!

    Looks like a terrific time was had by all!

    We thought we would share this with our friends on Twitter.

    Best,

    Chris Hunter
    Web Manager
    Ford’s Theatre Society


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