• Woodman Speaker Series: John Wilkes Booth & the Women Who Loved Him

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    Name: Woodman Speaker Series: John Wilkes Booth & the Women Who Loved Him
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Before he shot the president of the United States and entered the annals of history as a killer, actor John Wilkes Booth had quite a way with women. There was the actress who cut his throat and almost killed him in a jealous rage. There was the prostitute who tried to kill herself because he abandoned her. There was the actress who would swear she witnessed him murdering Lincoln, even though she was thousands of miles away at the time. John Wilkes Booth was hungry for fame, touchy about politics, and a notorious womanizer. But this book isn’t about John Wilkes Booth—not really. This book is about his women: women who were once notorious in their own right; women who were consumed by love, jealousy, strife, and heartbreak; women whose lives took wild turns before and after Lincoln’s assassination; women whom have been condemned to the footnotes of history… until now. In an interesting twist, Senator John Parker Hale, whose family home resides on the Woodman Museum's campus, was the father of one of the women who had a romance with Booth. Join us for an evening with Wayne State Professor Ernest Lawrence Able, author of "John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him," on Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm.
    Woodman Museum, Woodman House, 182 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820
    Date/Time Information:
    5/29/19 at 7pm
    Contact Information:
    Dave Tompkins
    Members free & $5 for non-members
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