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June 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106, Philadelphia
PA 19106
Library Company of Philadelphia

Lecture by Candice Millard: James Garfield and the Destiny of the Republic

5th Annual Lecture in Honor of John C. Van Horne

Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President

Wednesday, June 6

5:30pm Reception for Members, Shareholders, and Donors

6:45pm Lecture by Candice Millard

8:00pm Dinner with the Author*

July 2, 1881, President James Garfield was shot by a madman in a train station in Washington, D.C., setting off a cascade of events that would leave his country forever transformed. In her critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling book, Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard reveals the extraordinary life and tragic death of a man who, had he lived, would have been one of our greatest presidents.

Candice Millard is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic. Her book Hero of the Empire was named Amazon’s number one history book of 2016.

If you are a Library Company Shareholder, Member, or Donor and intend on attending the reception and lecture, please RSVP for both.

*To purchase tickets to the Dinner with the Author, please contact Colleen Gill at or 215-546-3181.