Up Close and Personal with Treasures from the Gilder Lehrman Collection: The Civil War and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
April 11, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2pm
Free with Museum admission
Ages 8 and up
No cases, just the artifacts! Take your family behind the scenes to explore documents and objects that made history up close–just like a historian.
Please join us for this unique opportunity to experience history and view Gilder Lehrman Collection documents. These programs are free with Museum admission, but reservations are highly recommended, as space is limited to 12 people per session. To reserve your spot, click here.
This month, Beth Huffer, Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will lead conversations with families about the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and learn about their impact from compelling first-hand accounts. Through documents, photographs, and objects museum-goers will learn about the Lincoln’s assassination plot, the hunt for and trial of his assassins, and how the nation mourned President Lincoln. Highlights include a mourning ribbon, photographs of the conspirators, and a reward broadside.
Lincoln and the Civil War Scavenger Hunt
While you’re here, don’t forget to pick up our special Lincoln and the Civil War scavenger hunt!