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Overbeck Lecture – The Last Lincoln Conspirator
Monday, June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
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Lecture By: Andrew Jampoler
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater on the evening of April 14, 1865, is a well-known and pivotal event in American history. What may be less well known is the local character of part of the story and the fate of John Surratt, the last Lincoln Conspirator.
Join us on Monday June 5, 2023, when writer and historian Andrew Jampoler will explore the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, as well as the connections between the city of Washington and the Lincoln conspirators up to their urgent flight through the Capitol Hill neighborhood and across the Eastern Branch (now Anacostia River). Conspirator John Surratt’s flight took a different course before his arrest the next year in Egypt.
Jampoler is the author of The Last Lincoln Conspirator: John Surratt’s Flight from the Gallows as well as other books on American history.
Admission to the Overbeck Lecture is free but a reservation is required. Seating will begin at 7:00 for those who hold reservations. If the event is sold out, we recommend you arrive around 7:15pm, there will likely be open seats from no-shows. If you hold a reservation and find that you cannot attend, please contact us so that others can use your unclaimed seats, firstname.lastname@example.org. Overbeck Lectures are sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.
Sponsored by Capitol Hill Community Foundation