VIRTUAL Booth, Lincoln, and the Shot that Changed America

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In commemoration of the 215th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, join historian Greg Caggiano for a look at his life and political career, and how he became one of the most beloved (and controversial) presidents in American history. The program will also delve into the life and career of his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and cover the chain of events and politics that led to Lincoln's untimely demise at Ford's Theater. 

Greg Caggiano is a published author, historian, lecturer, and consultant. He holds a degree in history from New Jersey City University and NJ State teaching certifications in history and elementary education. Since 2014, Greg has worked as an instructor for Brookdale Community College in their Lifelong Learning department and as a field guide for their Ocean Institute on Sandy Hook, which focuses on local marine life, maritime history, and the history of the U.S. Military’s presence at Fort Hancock. In his spare time, he has served on the Board of Directors of two museums: the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy, and most recently the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, housed at the Strauss Mansion Museum. A firm believer in volunteering and giving back to the community, he has helped fundraise tens of thousands of dollars for historic preservation over the years.

This program is being presented virtually over Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event.

It is made possible with the support of The Friends of the Livingston Public Library



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Registration is required. Information on how to access the Zoom event will be emailed to you the day before the program.