Monday, September 24, 2012

Speaker Series 2012 Finale with Award-Winning Author

2012 Speaker Series at Sotterley

Michael W. Kauffman
“American Brutus:
John Wilkes Booth
and the Lincoln Conspiracies”

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 
7:00 p.m. in the Barn

Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in announcing the upcoming 2012 Speaker Series presentation entitled “American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies” by author Michael W. Kauffman. This lifelong student of history will discuss his tireless search through layers of myth, folklore, and disinformation to learn what really occurred in 1865 … and why.

Mr. Kauffman’s award-winning book, American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies (Random House, 2004), was named one of the best books of 2004 by the Washington Post, the New York Times, and It was the basis of “The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth,” a two-hour documentary on the History Channel. Widely known as the guide for the Booth Escape Route bus tours, he is also a frequent contributor to television and radio documentaries and a consultant to universities, motion picture companies, and government agencies. When the Baltimore Circuit Court heard a lawsuit to force the exhumation of Booth’s remains, he was called as an expert witness. And when the remains of another conspirator were discovered in 1993, it was Kauffman who helped the FBI laboratory identify them. In his latest book, In the Footsteps of an Assassin, he takes readers over the 100-mile route of Booth’s escape from Ford’s Theatre to the Garrett Farm.

This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 during regular business hours to make your reservation.

Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission of serving as an educational resource and cultural venue while it seeks to preserve, interpret and research the plantation’s diverse cultures and environments through its history.


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