Questions on the events of April 14, 1865, including the play, attendees at the theatre, and why Lincoln wasn't guarded.
Questions on John Wilkes Booth, his motivations, his escape, and the role of other conspirators in the assassination.
Questions on the building itself, ticket prices, use of the state boxes, what parts of the theatre and which furnishings are original.
Questions on why Lincoln was brought to the house, boarding house residents, the Petersen family, and those present through the night.
Questions on Lincoln's wound and medical treatment, what happened to Mrs. Lincoln and the other box occupants afterward, and Booth's fate.
Questions on Lincoln's death mask, book recommendations, and ideas and suggestions if you have more questions.
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