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Lincoln Conspirator Gallows at KS History Museum

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The four condemned conspirators (Mary Surratt, Lewis Payne, David Herold and George Atzerodt), with officers and others on the scaffold; guards on the wall. July 7, 1865. (Images via Library of Congress, Photo Illustration by Joanna Fewins)

gallowssectionlg-KHSThe Kansas Museum of History in Topeka has something that no other museum - not even the Smithsonian - has: a one-of-a-kind artifact related to the assassination of President Lincoln. Museum Director Bob Keckeisen says they have a section of the crossbeam from the gallows used to hang the Lincoln conspirators. KPR's J. Schafer spoke to him about the unique artifact.

That's Bob Keckeisen, director of the Kansas History Museum in Topeka. He was speaking with KPR's J. Schafer.

This weekend, the museum will present a program about Lincoln's assassination and the historic gallows used to hang the conspirators. The program will be held both Saturday and Sunday (February 2 and 3rd).

Saturday's presentation is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday's presentation runs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

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Lincoln Conspirator Gallows at KS History Museum

The Kansas Museum of History in Topeka has something that no other museum -- not even the Smthsonian -- has: a one-of-a-kind artifact related to the assassination of President Lincoln.  Museum Director Bob Keckeisen says the artifact will be on display this weekend, as part of a presentation about the conspiracy to kill Lincoln.

The museum is presenting a program about Lincoln's assassination tomorrow (SAT) night at 7 o'clock at the Kansas History Museum.  The program will also be held Sunday at 2pm.   

 

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