Lincoln 150 – On the Trail of the Assassin
Spend the weekend in Charles County, MD!
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Lincoln 150 Commemoration. History comes alive this April 17-19, 2015. Enjoy Civil War re-enactors, encampments, music, theater, guided tours, and food. See below for participating hotels commemoration discounts.
April 17, 2015
An Evening of Civil War Music and Words – “Charles County in the Civil War,” a lecture presented by Dr. Christine Arnold Lourie, CSM Professor of History following with Q & A. “Civil War Music and Words,” a dramatic presentation with music, performed by CSM theatre students under the direction of CSM Associate Professor of Theatre, Keith Hight, with CSM Lecturer in Music Michael K. Santana on keyboard.
Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, MD 20646
(Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 113)
Event Admission: Free (tickets not required)
April 17 – 18, 2015
A Global View of The Escape – Experience history through science at the James E. Richmond Science Center. Using the latest digital dome technology and Science on a Sphere audiences will get a vivid picture of Booth’s escape path.
Time: Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & Noon
Location: James E. Richmond Science Center
5305 Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20603
Event Admission: Fee
April 18 – 19, 2015
Lincoln 150 – On the Trail of the Assassin – On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth, the assassin, rode on horseback with co-conspirator David Herold to Dr. Mudd’s home in the early hours of April 15th for surgery on his fractured leg before continuing his escape. Weekend activities include: Port Tobacco Players Theater Production titled, “The Assassin’s Doctor”, living history group and suttlers, first person impressions (i.e. Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses Grant, Dr. Mudd, etc.), guest speakers, authors, music performances, and Civil War Dolls display.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum
3725 Dr. Mudd Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601
Event Admission: $5 per car
House Tour Admission: $8 for adults, $2 for children (6 – 16); Free for members
Villains, Rebels & Rogues – Join professional archaeologists as they excavate around Rich Hill Farm uncovering evidence of its 19th century appearance. Hear from local historians as they share Rich Hill’s connection to the Lincoln assassination and learn about the little known people who lived and worked on this historic Charles County farm.
Time: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Location: Rich Hill Farm House (home of Samuel Cox)
Rich Hill Farm Rd, Bel Alton, MD 20611
Event Admission: Free
Conspiracy – The Talk of Port Tobacco – Come take a walk around Port Tobacco Village, a Maryland port town that was a hotbed of Confederate activity and where residents may have been involved in the conspiracy. Learn about one of the conspirators who lived and owned a business here.
Time: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Location: Port Tobacco Historic Village
8430 Commerce St, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Event Admission: $5
Best Western Plus La Plata Inn
6900 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone Reservation Only: Reservation Code LIN to receive 22% discount rate.
Hampton Inn Waldorf
3750 Crain Highway
Refer to Lincoln 150 Commemoration Weekend or Group Code CHXLCW to receive the discount rate.