The whole nation will observe the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, death and funerals in 2015. Led by researcher and collector Rick Brown, Historybuff.com plans to commemorate the two-week long journey of Lincoln’s body in a special train.
Matawan, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2014 -- The month of April, 1865 has a special place in every history enthusiastic American’s mind. The American civil war came to an end with the signing of a treaty on the 9th of April, 1865. There was an environment of celebration all over the country. This joy, however, was short-lived when the then American President Abraham Lincoln was shot just five days later. He breathed his last on the 15th of April, leaving the entire nation in state of shock.
Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was followed by an extraordinary, two week long journey with his body. The body traveled 1,664 miles covering seven states in a special train. During this journey, a total of 7.5 million people took part in several official viewings, funeral processions, and funerals. In the year 2015, the entire country is all set to observe the 150th anniversary of this unique journey of the Lincoln funeral train.
Rick Brown is a speaker and collector who has dedicated his life to researching the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He is also the founder of Historybuff.com, a nonprofit organization with two outreach programs. Traveling Lincoln Assassination Museum is an archive comprising of original newspapers, CDVs and photos, broadsides (posters), engravings, sheet music, a diary and much more relating to the assassination. The other outreach program is a selection of historical presentations revealing interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln’s life and death.
Alongside the entire nation, Rick Brown will commemorate the events following Lincoln’s death by producing a commemorative patch, medallion, and memorial ribbon. With this objective, Rick is looking to raise $1,600 via Kickstarter before the end of the campaign on the 14th of November.
To lend a helping hand to Rick, please visit http://kck.st/1suwD8t
About Rick Brown
Rick Brown, the project director, has 49 years of experience in collecting and researching the Lincoln assassination. He takes his traveling Lincoln assassination museum on the road and gives presentations on the topic at schools, historical societies, Civil War musters and reenactments.