1017 Fall 2019 A Tour of the DC Lincoln Assassination Sites with Lunch
Friday, 9:30-3:30, Oct 25
Instructor/Coordinator: Jim Dunphy
Tour limit: 25
We will start our tour at the Ford’s Theater Museum, where we will see artifacts from that historic night. Moving into the theater itself, we will have a presentation on the assassination. We will then follow Lincoln’s route across 10th Street to the Peterson House and view the back bedroom where he died. Leaving the Peterson House, we will view exhibits at the new Center for Education and Leadership next door. Finally, we will discuss the events of April 14, 1865, over lunch at the Hard Rock Café. Note: All of the venues are on a single block, and there should be no more than 100 yards of walking. A fee of $73 payable to OLLI at the time of registration covers lunch, museum admission, transportation, and bus driver gratuity. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus will leave promptly at 9:45 from Fair Oaks Mall parking lot 57, which is located outside the circular road in front of ManTech Corp. Please be on the bus no later than 9:30. Estimated return to Fair Oaks is 3:30.
Jim Dunphy has taught a variety of classes at OLLI, most recently “The Lincoln Assassination: Facts, Fiction and Frankly Craziness.” A member of the Surratt Society, he has been on a number of Booth escape route tours.