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Online Meeting and Presentation

2022 Surratt Society Conference

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2022 Surratt Society Conference

Time & Location

Apr 23, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Online Meeting and Presentation

About the event

The Surratt Society's  annual meeting is being hosted virtually for the second time! Learn the latest Society happenings, participate in the election of the Society's Executive Committee, and sit in on our second online lecture!

Our Presenter:  Dave Taylor

Topic: John Wilkes Booth: The Making of an Assassin

Dave's presentation is on the early life of Lincoln's assassin, pointing out some of the key events that shaped Booth's mind and eventually put him on the path to Ford's Theatre.

Dave Taylor is a Lincoln assassination and Booth family researcher. He runs the website LincolnConspirators.com (formerly BoothieBarn), which provides information on the Lincoln assassination story through articles, maps, videos, travelogues, and picture galleries. Dave has presented at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois and at several Surratt Society Conferences about different aspects of the tragedy of April 14, 1865. Dave is one of the narrators for the popular John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Bus Tours put on by the Surratt Society. An elementary school teacher in Southern Maryland for nine years, Dave now resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Jen, and stepsons Atticus and Noah. In his speech, John Wilkes Booth: The Making of an Assassin, Dave will present on the early life of Lincoln's assassin, pointing out some of the key events that shaped Booth's mind and eventually put him on the path to Ford's Theatre.