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April 10* & 24*; May 1* & 15* & 29; June 12 & 26*; July 10* & 24*; August 7* & 21*; September 4 & 18*; October 2* & 16 & 30; November 13*
*April 10James Gifford & Edman Spangler: The Men Who Built Tudor Hall
*April 24, August 21Till the Curtain Falls: The Genius of Edwin Booth
*May 1, August 7Asia Booth Clarke: The Sister of Edwin & John Wilkes Booth. Her Life and Letters
*June 26John Wilkes Booth Artifacts: Some that Are. Some that Aren't. And some Maybe.
*July 10Lights, Camera, Assassination: John Wilkes Booth on Stage and Screen
*July 24Lincoln’s Final Hours
*September 18Too Many Spurs; Too Many Knives. Where Are the Real Ones Used by John Wilkes Booth During the Assassination?
*October 2The Forgotten Women of the Lincoln Assassination
*November 13The Two Wives of Junius Brutus Booth
Kathryn Canavan is an independent researcher and the author of Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President. She started her journalism career as a crime reporter. She eventually worked as reporter or editor in four states and was a National Health Journalism Fellow at USC’s Annenberg School. To get a story, Canavan has reported at gunpoint, lived with the Moonies, negotiated with a killer and joined Tug McGraw in the Phillies dugout.
She began researching the unintended consequences of the Lincoln assassination in 2009. Lincoln's Final Hours has been featured on CSPAN and PBS Newsworks. She explores the effect that one extraordinary night had on the ordinary Washingtonians who witnessed what happened inside Petersen's Boarding House on the night President Lincoln died there. Their eyewitness accounts provide telling new details about the assassination. Some went on to lead lives that are the stuff of novels, and others came to sad ends.
Jim Garrett is a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast, a volunteer at Ford’s Theatre and a tour guide for Washington DC’s Old Town Trolley Tours and Private Tours of Washington. Jim also trains tour guides for Arlington National Cemetery. He is co-author of The Lincoln Assassination: Where Are they Now? and The Flags of Ford’s Theatre.
Kate Jones is a 19th century murder researcher, speaker, and living historian who specializes in the Lincoln assassination, the Lizzie Borden murders, and the case of the "Devil in the White City" multi-murderer, Dr. H. H. Holmes. She has presented on different aspects of the Lincoln assassination for several organizations including the Surratt Society and Fort Lesley J. McNair. Kate also speaks about the events of 1865 through her work at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum and Historic Port Tobacco Village.
Lisa Samia is an award-winning poet, author and speaker who loves American Civil War History. Her latest accomplishments are being selected as the National Parks Arts Foundation's Artist in Residence for Gettysburg National Battlefield Park 2020 & National Parks Service's Artist in Residence for Manassas National Battlefield Park 2021, both for her Civil War Poetry. She recently discovered a set of archived letters written by Asia Booth Clarke, the sister of John Wilkes Booth.
She also devoted three years traveling, researching, and writing the fictional novel series based on John Wilkes Booth “My Name is John Singer,” and "My Name is Mrs. John Singer." Lisa frequently lectures at literary and historical venues, notably The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House & Museum, The Civil War Interpretive Center Blenheim, The Civil War Round Table Congress, multiple Barnes & Noble locations, and the RJ Julia Bookstores.