2022 SCHRC Annual Meeting

2022 SCHRC Annual Meeting

SCHRC Annual Meeting
Friday, October 7, 2022

18 West Mill Street
Plymouth, WI

11:00am   Meeting Begins – Greeting
11:15am    Lunch
11:50am   Program Begins

“A Game of Whist: An Alleged Sheboygan Connection to Lincoln’s Assassin”
Presented by Steven K. Rogstad
Executive Director
Sheboygan County Historical Research Center

Helen Brainard Cole was one of Sheboygan’s leading celebrities in the early 1900s. Through numerous interviews she repeatedly told her reminiscences about being a nurse during the Civil War at a Washington, D.C. hospital, where she frequently interacted with President Abraham Lincoln during his hospital visits. Her tales of seeing Lincoln at the hospital became legendary. Another involved her association with Lincoln’s murderer, John Wilkes Booth, who she claimed she played cards with just weeks prior to the assassination. What did she remember of her frequent interactions with Booth? Did he reveal anything? How did Helen Cole become an intimate of America’s most beloved president and most hated presidential assassin? Who was Helen Brainard Cole?

Includes complimentary lunch buffet
Hot sandwich buffet, turkey or ham
Fresh fruit, pasta salad

Gluten free meals available upon request.

Please RSVP to 920-467-4667




Oct 07 2022


10:45 am - 1:00 pm


Research Center
(920) 467-4667
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