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Hi Everyone -

Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled
"The Lincoln Conspirators Trial and Execution" on Tuesday, June 23rd from
1:00 - 1:45 pm in Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's
John Muir Room.

The death of John Wilkes Booth at the hands of federal troops on April 26,
1865, was not the end of the Lincoln assassination tragedy. In the chaotic
days immediately following Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
led the charge to arrest anyone who had any connection, real or tangential,
to the assassin Booth. Scores were imprisoned and most were eventually
released.  In the process, the web of intrigue that Booth had created
around him came into focus to show that his plan had extended beyond
President Lincoln to also include the assassinations of Vice President
Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward, who barely escaped
with his life the night Lincoln was shot. Eight alleged co-conspirators
were put on trial and all were found guilty. Four were given prison
sentences but the other four were sent to the gallows, including Mary
Surratt who became the first woman to be executed by the federal
government.

Please join Park Ranger Heidi Dietze for the story of the trial and
execution of the Lincoln assassination conspirators, an event that even
today is still a source of much debate and controversy.

All that are interested are invited.  The John Muir Room is located in the
basement level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior
Building, towards the back of and adjacent to the Interior Department
cafeteria.  The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building is
located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington.  Space for the program is
limited so please go to the following link to register:

https://docs.google.com/a/nbc.gov/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGgtcWo5SGpfN3VNNVFobVNSTThyaXc6MQ#gid=0

Please also note that we will be offering WebEx webinar access for this
program.  If you are interested in remote live access to this program,
please note it on the online registration form or send an e-mail to
[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>.

You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at
[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> for more information
about this program and/or directions.   For more information
about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's
website, located at http://www.doi.gov/library.

We hope you can join us in person or virtually on June 23rd!


George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services
(OFAS)
1849 C Street, NW, Room 2262, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773
Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas


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