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"Assassination": The Story of a President's Murder and a Nation's Heartbreak

AssassinationThe Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission, in collaboration with The Center for the Arts & Humanities and the University of Saint Joseph Queenes Companye, requests the pleasure of your company for a special event to remember the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

Join Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University and Co-Chair of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission, as he guides you through the end of the war. From the joyous celebration of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender to the nation's heartbreak as news of the assassination quickly overshadowed Union victory.

This will be a riveting presentation complimented by actor readings from original documents, newspapers, and reminiscences, as well as a truly amazing array of historic images. Hear John Wilkes Booth's motivations, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton's obsession with capturing those responsible, the voices of Connecticut soldiers who heard the news at the front, and the public's reaction to the most audacious act in American history.

Prepare yourself to be thrust back in time to April 14, 1865. This is an event you simply can't afford to miss.
Join us for an historic evening.

Guests attending "Assassination" are requested to dress appropriately for an event of this magnitude.

Where: Hoffman Auditorium
University of St. Joseph
West Hartford, CTAwful News

When: April 14 - 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20 general admission
$15 seniors, military, students
and staff of USJ
Free for USJ students
Tickets available online here.