Annual Conference

Annual Conference


Join us for our Annual Conference!

Gain Knowledge. Engage in Discussion. Connect with Fellow History Lovers. 

Lincoln’s Assassination: Was It Just One Mad Act?

It’s our 20th Annual Conference, and we are once again searching for facts related to the Lincoln assassination. The theme this year is a little different as it is focused on the question “Was It Just One Mad Act?” Each of us has likely had a theory over the years as to whether Booth acted as a lone wolf or as part of a larger conspiracy. Our roster of speakers have their thoughts -- and some findings that might surprise you.

Again, we will be offering two outstanding tours on Friday and Sunday of the conference. The first takes us to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to visit the new museum complex on Harriet Tubman and the Under-ground Railroad. On Sunday, our bus will head into Orange County, Virginia, for history spanning the late-1700s and the Civil War. Separate reservations are required for each on a first-come basis. Click here for more information on our tours.

An opening reception at the museum’s James O. Hall Research Center will be held on Friday evening, beginning at 5:30 pm. Saturday night’s banquet will feature the talk John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him.

Click the links above for detailed info about registration, our speakers, and more!

ATTENTION: The Surratt House Museum and offices will be closed on Saturday, April 6, 2019, as all staff will be off-site participating in the Surratt Society Conference.

The museum and offices will resume normal operating hours on Sunday, April 7, 2019. For normal operating hours , please click hereFor more information about museum closures and closure procedures, please click here.
If you have concerns, please contact the office staff, during office hours (Monday through Friday 9am-5pm) at 301-868-1121.