Category Archives: Abraham Lincoln

See Lincoln movie, then come on my free tour

Stephen Spielberg’s “Lincoln” appears Friday and it looks like a blockbuster. After all, who doesn’t love the story of the 16th and maybe the greatest president (over George Washington.) But we all how Lincoln’s story ends, and that’s my tour … Continue reading

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Lincoln movie preview

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Sneak preview of Lincoln movie

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New Lincoln movie debuts Nov. 16

And, see above for link to my free Lincoln assassination tour on Nov. 17.

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Free Booth-Lincoln assassination tour is Saturday

OK, you’ve eaten plenty and shopped til you dropped. Now it’s time for some exercise, entertainment and education. My final Booth-Lincoln assassination tour until spring is Saturday from 12-1:30 p.m. There’s always room and it’s free (though tips are appreciated.) … Continue reading

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One Destiny is one play not to miss

The ticket is just $5. The play is 35 minutes plus a 10-minute question-answer with the actors. And, you can see the museum, too. But forget all of that. One Destiny at Ford’s Theatre doesn’t need any help to make … Continue reading

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Consider a Lincoln assassination tour

Sometimes I call it a Lincoln assassination tour. Sometimes it’s a John Wilkes Booth tour. The difference is which angle to take, but the information is 90 percent the same. Just depends on what the audience wants. Here’s a taste … Continue reading

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Finally saw The Conspirator

You’d think writing this blog and being a third-cousin of Mary Surratt (and distant cousin of John Wilkes Booth) that I’d have been first in line for The Conspirator. But, I was vacationing in Europe when it opened so Friday … Continue reading

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John Wilkes Booth tour on March 26

  It’s 90 minutes starting at the corner of 6th and Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. (front of the Newseum) on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. (I changed the time because the National Marathon will tie up downtown all morning.) The … Continue reading

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I’ll have a John Wilkes Booth sandwich with slaw

Nestled between a liquor store, tire shop and fastfood joint is the only place I know where you can get a John Wilkes Booth or Dr. Mudd sandwich. And no, neither is full of baloney. The Town Mouse Market and … Continue reading

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Lincoln inaugural banquet a rousing success

The 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural was a bigger success than the original. Lincoln only gained 39 percent of the popular vote and 18 of 34 states when becoming president in 1861. Soon after the South broke away … Continue reading

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5 Questions on Lincoln’s swearing-in and inaugural banquet re-enactments

Abraham Lincoln returns to Washington on March 5 for the sesquicentennial celebration of his first inauguration. John T. Elliff of The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia explains the importance of the re-enactment of the swearing-in at the Capitol … Continue reading

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