Conspiracy! On the Trail of the Assassins

Village of Orland Park History Museum Presents “Conspiracy! On the Trail of the Assassins”
Posted on 06/17/2019

Village of Orland Park History Museum Presents “Conspiracy! On the Trail of the Assassins”

Chicago Historian Clarence Goodman Explains Chicago’s Thread to American Assassinations

ORLAND PARK, IL (June 17, 2019) --- Chicago Historian Clarence Goodman began exploring American assassinations a decade ago, explaining their links to Chicago in his presentation, “Conspiracy! On the Trail of the Assassins.”

“The 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death really seemed to jump start interest in it,” said Goodman, a professional musician who also leads private tours of Chicago.

Goodman will present at the Orland Park History Museum on Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. where he will discuss major assassinations and their Chicago connections.

“Those of us who grew up in the 60s remember the history of that era,” said Orland Park Trustee Kathy Fenton, village board liaison to the museum. “I’m looking forward to learning more about what we remember and how Chicago plays into it.”

“I was born at the beginning of the ‘golden age of American assassinations,’ to borrow from the great Sarah Vowell,” Goodman explained, adding that he was born on the anniversary of President Lincoln’s murder.

Open to those ages 18 and older, the program will be held at the museum, 14415 South Beacon Avenue. The cost is $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members. 

“Those of us who grew up loving Chicago history will find Clarence Goodman’s presentation fascinating,” said Museum Curator Sarah Stasukewicz. “It’s always interesting when there’s a local angle with a national occurrence.”

Goodman said, “I hope attendees take away knowledge about the Chicago thread that connects most American assassinations,” adding, “That and a few laughs.”

Registration for the program is available at the village’s Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street, at the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue and at the museum at 14415 South Beacon Avenue. Registration will also be available at the door.

Questions may be directed to the museum at 708/873-1622.

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Chicago Historian Clarence Goodman began exploring American assassinations a decade ago, explaining their links to Chicago in his presentation, “Conspiracy! On the Trail of the Assassins.”