"Lincoln's Final Hours" with Local Author Kathryn Canavan In-Person
The Chester County Library in partnership with the Bradbury Camp 149, Sons of Union Veterans of theCivil War intivite you to meet Kathryn Canavan, author of “Lincoln's Final Hours” from University Press of Kentucky. Learn about the ordinary people who surrounded President Lincoln on assassination night, the most extraordinary night in Washington, D.C. history. Discover what was happening on the other three floors of Petersen's Boarding House while senators and cabinet members surrounded the president's deathbed on the first floor. While Secretary Edwin Stanton was mounting the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth on the first floor, a friend of Booth's was burning the assassin's confession in his upstairs fireplace. And, before the president was buried, the owner of the boarding house sent a bill to the federal government for nine hours' rent for the death room and reimbursement for every piece of linen soiled by the president's blood!
Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event.
- Sunday, February 5, 2023
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Struble Room
- Library Location:
- Chester County Library