...since President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
I felt like today was a fitting day to give an update on the Kickstarter project.
First, I'd like to offer you Scout and Erin's individual takes on our 35th President of the United States:
Scout and Erin both are hard at work finishing up the rest of the art work. Scout has been working in Charcoal and Pastel as well as watercolors, as you can see in her Kennedy portrait. She's having a lot of fun on the project.
I happen to be in Washington, D.C. for a writing workshop and decided to spend much of the day at various museums, and decided to commemorate this morning by visiting Ford's Theatre.
This is my third time to Ford's Theatre in as many years and it never fails to nourish my inner-history nerd.
The museum itself is a beautiful installation that contextualizes Lincoln's presidency and the moments leading up to his death. They also show you fascinating artifacts from the murder, things you'd never imagine that had been kept.
In fact, here's George Atzerodt, he was in on the conspiracy with Booth and was tasked with killing Vice President Andrew Johnson.
He went to the hotel where the Vice President was to be and waited for him. Atzerodt got drunk, lost his nerve, and then wandered off into the night, discarding his weapons on the way. They have the knife he discarded in the night on display.
After you go through the museum, you're able to go upstairs and see the Presidential Box in the theatre where John WIlkes Booth actually shot the president.
I know it's not Dealey Plaza in Dallas, but I'm not in Texas.
Wherever I was, though, I'm fascinated by any subject of history, and few more so than American History and the presidents we've lost at the hands of assassins.
Thank you again for your support and we'll have more updates as we get further into the process, but rest assured that we're on schedule to hitting our proposed release timeline.