Tuesday, December 4, 2007

National Archives: The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

Book of Secrets

Back in April I reported on the new Nicholas Cage film, National Treasure 2: The Book of Secrets. Though the film is a work of fiction set in modern-day America, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln does play a part in the plot. The film is set to be released on December 21, 2007.

Today, I am happy to report that the National Archives is doing a bit of cross-promotion, no doubt hoping to attract some movie-goers. They have launched a new exhibit called The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth, which presents a selection of original documents from the 12-day manhunt for Lincoln's assassin. The exhibit is in the East Rotunda Gallery from December 3 to January 1, 2008.

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