Well the 2013 Surratt Conference has come and gone and what a tremendous event it was! I’m happily exhausted after such a wonderful weekend socializing and listening to the most knowledgable group of people in the field of the Lincoln assassination.
This was a very special conference for me as I had the honor of presenting about the Garrett family in front of my friends and colleagues. My speech was graciously received and I was overwhelmed by the kind words extended to me regarding it. I feel so fortunate to be part of such a supportive and collaborative field of scholars.
What really made the whole weekend special for me was that a descendant of the Garrett family, with whom I’ve been in contact with and visited a few months back, was able to attend the conference. Today, I took him into Virginia to visit the site of the Garrett house and the church where the Garretts attended. It really was the most fitting way to end one of the best weekends of my life. Attached are a few pictures of this weekend, and I only wish I took more.