April 18, 2010: Barry Cauchon
LINK TO INTERVIEW: An Awesometalk With LAURIE VERGE 14-Apr-10
Running Time: 24:57
I am very pleased to present my interview with Ms. Laurie Verge, Director of the Surratt House Museum in Clinton, Maryland and senior volunteer for the Surratt Society. Our talk was recorded on April 14, 2010, the 145th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. For over a year Laurie and I have been trying to make this interview happen. So when I picked one of the busiest days of the year from her calendar, she was just masochistic enough to say “Let’s do it”!
For anyone who has been involved in Lincoln assassination research, then you will probably know Laurie’s name quite well. She is an organizer, a teacher, an enabler and a matchmaker all rolled into one. She can make things happen and my personal experience with her has been very gratifying. With regards to being a matchmaker, she has directed me, along with so many others, to research specialists in the field of Lincoln assassination research and now sends inquiries my way as well. What goes around, comes around and I’m very happy to help her whenever she calls. The research community is close and works well together. Laurie certainly acts as one of the main points of entry and you will not find a more cordial and helpful person when it comes to guiding you in the right direction.
Our interview covered the following subjects:
- the Surratt House Museum and its history
- Mary Surratt’s guilt or innocence
- the Surratt Society and its function
- High Profile Projects that the Surratt Society has been involved in.
- the type of membership the Society attracts (she will dispel the long-held belief that this is a society of conspiracy theorists)
- Laurie’s other interests
I hope you enjoy the interview.