2015 is going to be very busy for those interested in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. While the actual 150th anniversary of the tragedy will occur on April 14th, many groups are planning commemorative events throughout the year.
In an effort to provide a resource for those who may be looking to attend a Lincoln assassination remembrance this year, I have created a custom Google calendar of events.
Some events are multi-month exhibits at various museums, while others are single day speeches or activities. While most events are centered around the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, this calendar is not confined to that region. Clicking on any event will give you more information about it. In addition, all of the information contained in this calendar has been translated into a list located on the side of this blog, allowing you to see upcoming events at a glance while reading any page here on BoothieBarn. The code translating the calendar into list form isn’t perfect however, resulting in small errors and no clickable hyperlinks for more information. If you want to learn more about an upcoming event, view the calendar below or on its own Calendar page, and the hyperlinks should function properly.
This calendar is a work in progress with new events being continually added. If you know of an upcoming Lincoln assassination event or exhibit, please comment on the Calendar page and let us know about it so that it can be included.
A future post will highlight some of the really big events planned for this year (The Surratt Society Conference, Ford’s Theatre’s Lincoln Tribute, Charles County’s Lincoln 150, Caroline County’s Capture of John Wilkes Booth, and the Junius Brutus Booth Society’s first ever Tudor Hall and Booth Family Symposium), but until then you can check out the events for yourself in the new Calendar section!
Tremendous new idea Dave!
Hi the U.S. Archives is holding a “civil war book fair” on Sat. April 18 with speakers. I’m scheduled to speak on my book “A Finger In Lincoln’s Brain” that day. I don’t know who the other speakers are but you could get in touch with Mr. Doug Swanson for the names of the others.