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

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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 They 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

About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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