I am currently eating at Mary Surratt’s former H street boardinghouse, now Wok & Roll restaurant, in D.C.’s Chinatown. My reason for coming into the city today, was to visit the Newseum. I had previously visited the Newseum a few years ago when they had an exhibit going on about James Swanson’s book, Manhunt. Today, I came to view their current exhibit, JFK: Three Shots Were Fired, which contains artifacts relating to JFK’s assassination.
The Newseum is built on the former site of the Naional Hotel, Booth’s hotel of choice when in the city. After the assassination, detectives raided his room at the National and retrieved his trunk and papers left in his room. One of the papers found, signed Sam, would implicate Samuel Arnold in the conspiracy.
As with any museum I visit, here are a few pictures of Lincoln assassination related things found in the Newseum, oddly enough mainly just a couple newspapers: