Presidential Talks: A two-part lecture series at Trenton City Museum

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Author and Historian Louis Picone

Lectures, Q&A, Book signings


  • July 8: THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD! Assassinations, Bloodletting, Medical Malpractice, and more dignified endings for the American Presidents
  • July 15: PRESIDENTS IN THE GARDEN STATE: Living, vacationing, and dying in New Jersey with a special focus on Trenton.

Event Co-Sponsored by:
Zimmerman and Lorimer, CPA, and
Harry Georgeson/Joan Perkes

Series Admission

About the Speaker

Louis L. Picone is the award-winning author of Grant’s Tomb: The Epic Death of Ulysses S. Grant and the Making of an American PantheonThe President Is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond and Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces.

Louis is a member of the Authors Guild, the American Historical Association, the Ulysses S. Grant Monument Association, and is also a trustee on the board of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association in Caldwell, NJ. He holds a Masters in History and also teaches at William Paterson University

Louis has spoken widely on the topic of the presidents and the places we commemorate them, including the White House Historical Association Presidential Sites Summit in Dallas; James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio; and the international conference “U.S. Presidents and Russian Rulers” in Moscow. He has appeared on various media outlets including Time Magazine, C-Span, the BBC, NPR, and the Washington Post. Louis was also featured on the television program “American Mystery” on the Travel Channel to discuss the mystery of JFK’s missing brain.

SERIES ADMISSION: $25 for non-members; $20 for TMS members

LOCATION: Trenton City Museum is a short walk from free parking within Cadwalader Park, entered from Parkside Ave. Museum hours are Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.