Explore how America mourned for its first assassinated president. The 16th president’s assassination left the country in a state of shock and mourning. Lincoln’s 1,700-mile funeral procession, via train, was attended by an estimated 8 million Americans. Delve into the legacy of death, funerary customs and mourning during this era.
$50; $40 members; $15 students; $55 at the door. Lunch is included in ticket price.
Free parking for the day will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Indiana Historical Society lot, off of New York Street.
Please note that the Indy Women’s Half-Marathon and 5K will also be taking place on the morning of Saturday September 29. Please leave extra time to reach the History Center that morning. The course runs along New York Street, partially blocking access to the parking lot. Please plan to approach the History Center from the south along West Street. Race organizers should allow cars to access the parking lot during the race, as gaps between runners become available.
The last session of the day will occur at the Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, just a short walk down the Canal from the History Center. Parking will also be available at the White River State Park underground parking garage for $5 per car
Program presented with support from the Abraham Lincoln Association. Morning coffee session sponsored by Brickhouse Coffee.