1006 Spring 2020 A Tour of the Lincoln Assassination Sites with Lunch
Saturday, 8:45–3:00, May 16
Instructor/Coordinator: Jim Dunphy
Tour limit: 25
We will start our tour at the Ford’s Theater Museum, where we can see many artifacts from that historic night. Next, moving into the theater itself, we will have a presentation on the actual assassination. We will then follow Lincoln’s route across 10th Street to the Peterson House and view the small back bedroom where he died. After touring the Peterson House, we will see the many exhibits at the brand-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, which claims to be Abraham Lincoln’s favorite burger joint. We will have a unique opportunity to see history come to life! A fee of $82 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. Our bus will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. from Fair Oaks Mall Lot 57, which is located outside theroad in front of ManTech Corporation. Please be on the bus no later than 8:45. Estimated time of return to Fair Oaks is 3:00.
• Note 1: All of the venues we will be visiting are within in a single block, and there should be no more than 100 yards of walking.
• Note 2: If you participated in this tour in fall term 2019, please refrain from registering again to allow those who were waitlisted to enjoy it.
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.