AHMC of the Month: Witness to the Murder of President Lincoln
July 5, 2016

This post was written by Matthew Murphy, Head of Cataloging and Metadata. Throughout our lives, at some point or another, we will all bear witness to a historical event. Often by accident or happenstance, we end up being part of something that echoes through the ages. Many of us keep record of our experiences, often…

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Attending Ford’s Theater with the Lincolns: the tragic lives of Clara Harris and Henry Rathbone
July 10, 2013

Most Americans are familiar with the events of the Lincoln assassination. On the evening of April 14th, 1865 Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln went to see Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. During the play the actor John Wilkes Booth snuck into the Presidential Box and shot President Lincoln. However the details of the…

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