Lincoln’s Assassination: The Complete Story With Mel Maurer

One of the darkest evenings in American history played out at Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865. The brutal plot designed to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln for ransom turned into a murder, with John Wilkes Booth at the center of the nation’s heartbreak, but not acting alone. His small group of co-conspirators believed the slaying would boost the Confederate cause in a Civil War that, for them, was not over, in spite of Lee’s official surrender five days earlier.

The Lakewood Historical Society welcomes Mel Maurer as he presents the complete story of Lincoln’s assassination with details of its planning, completion and aftermath at Lakewood Public Library on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Main Library Auditorium.

The mission of the Lakewood Historical Society is to enhance the quality of life in Lakewood by offering educational programs for all ages; providing stewardship of artifacts and buildings; and advocating for our historic community.

Mel Maurer’s presentation of “Lincoln’s Assassination: The Complete Story” is part of an ongoing effort between the Lakewood Historical Society and Lakewood Public Library to provide public programming that educates, entertains and enlightens.

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Volume 16, Issue 3, Posted 4:31 PM, 02.05.2020