Join historian Bob Bowser on October 19, as he delves into the intricate details of the four year process to obtain a pardon for Dr. Mudd!
Dr. Mudd was convicted of conspiring to kill President Lincoln in June of 1865. His punishment was set for life in prison, yet he spent less than four years incarcerated. The standard story credits Dr. Mudd’s efforts during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 as justification for pardon. However, the story is far more interesting and complex! This talk will take an in depth look at the unceasing fight to gain Dr. Mudd’s freedom amid the turbulent political atmosphere of the late 1860s.
The presentation will be Saturday October 19, 2019. All of our talks are free to the public and begin at 1 pm in the Exhibit Building. Seating is limited, so please come early!
The Mudd House Museum is open from 11 am to 4 pm for guided tours. The last tour begins at 3:30 pm. Tours of the House are $7 for adults, $2 for children aged 6-11, and children 5 and under are free.