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Weekend Events: Book Signings, Indian Summer Showcase and the Scurlock Studio

Friday, August 21: Book Signings: They Have Killed Papa Dead and Burning of WashingtonAlthough we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Honest Abe’s birth, it’s impossible to avoid thinking about the tragic circumstances of his death. Author Anthony Pitch will be available to sign copies of They...

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An illustration of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.




Friday, August 21: Book Signings: They Have Killed Papa Dead and Burning of Washington



Although we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Honest Abe’s birth, it’s impossible to avoid thinking about the tragic circumstances of his death. Author Anthony Pitch will be available to sign copies of  T hey Have Killed Papa Dead! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, as well as another history, The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814. While you're at the museum, be sure to check out the commemorative exhibit Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life. Free. American History Museum, 2:00-6:00 PM.



Saturday, August 22: Indian Summer Showcase Series: The Blues: Roots, Branches, and Beyond



This marks the final installment of the American Indian Museum's Summer Showcase series, so come on out for an evening of blues music. Enjoy performances by  George Leach BandRez Bluez All-StarzCorey Harris and  Carolina Chocolate Drops. Free. American Indian Museum, 5:00 PM.



Sunday, August 23: The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington



A docent will take you on a tour of the photography exhibition,  The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington. The show celebrates and documents black Washington DC through almost a century’s worth of photographs. Free.  American History Museum, 10:30 AM
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