#274 Morbid Curiosity – Presidential Last Moments

#274 Morbid Curiosity - Presidential Last Moments

Morbid Curiosity – Presidential Last Moments

Smithsonian Associates Art of Living Interview Series

Welcome to the Not Old Better Show, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode number 274

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living series, we’re joined today by Smithsonian Museum collectors, curators, specialists, two of the Smithsonian’s people who ensure the safety, proper handling and installation of Smithsonian exhibits, but most importantly get to collect souvenirs of death in the division of Political History, at Smithsonian’s American History Museum.

Now, after hearing that preamble, if you think this dreary or mac cob’ please keep listening…I have to tell you, dear Not Old Better audience, one of the many things I love about my relationship with the Smithsonian is talking to the various experts who I get to interview.

Bethanee Bemis and Sara Murphy are high on my list of “cool interviewees!” These two great people stare death in the face frequently!

These two once opened a drawer at the Smithsonian Museum and were met by the countenance of Pres. William McKinley staring up at them! Of course, President McKinley, while attending a ‘meet and greet’ with the public, was shot in the stomach by anarchist, and would be assassin, Leon Zolgosz! This was just “opening a drawer,” so can you imagine what else they’ve discovered among the artifacts of death, as they put it?

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Written by Paul Vogelzang

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