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5/19/2018 - Failed Presidential Assassinations Presentation on June 7, 2018

On Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7pm, Jason Scappaticci will give a lecture on Failed Presidential Assassinations in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library. This program is a part of the Southbury Public Library’s Adult Summer Series “Revisiting Our History at the Southbury Public Library.”

Most Americans are familiar with two successful Presidential assassinations, Kennedy and Lincoln, and one failed attempt, Reagan. However, our history is full of lesser known plots on the lives of the Commander in Chief, not to mention two additional successful assassinations that few Americans know the details of. This lecture will explore the fascinating stories around this little known part of Presidential history.

Jason Scappaticci is from Manchester, CT where he works as Director of New Students and First Year Programs at Manchester Community College. He is also active in local politics and is currently serving in his third term on the Manchester Board of Education. He earned a BA in history from Utica College and an MA in American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford. He has a number of lectures on historical topics and has traveled through many towns of the state to give the lectures for senior centers, libraries and historical societies. He has also been invited to speak at the Old State House in Hartford and has been published in Connecticut Explored magazine.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.