Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Road, will present “The Lincoln Assassination” by Christopher Daley Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. This lecture features primary source materials, period photographs, present-day photographs and video. It includes a short synopsis of the Civil War, an examination of the plot to kidnap Lincoln and the scheme to assassinate him. Both Lincoln and Booth’s movements are chronicled using a simultaneous timeline and the assassination, escape and capture of John Wilkes Booth and trial of the conspirators are described in detail.
Daley is a history teacher and has lectured on historical topics throughout New England for more than 20 years.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Erik at 774-230-5826.