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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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Lincoln at Fort Lincoln Cemetery

Truly, this is one of the hidden gems of Washington. An Abraham Lincoln sculpture by renowned Lincoln scholar Andrew O’Connor sits in the middle of Fort Lincoln Cemetery about 100 yards from the District line. The 13-foot enduring bronze statue … Continue reading

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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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