Author Kathy Canavan will return to the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N, Dover, to present a program titled “The Forgotten Women of the Lincoln Assassination” at 10:30 a.m. March 2.

Among the people this presentation will focus upon are the first female theater owner in America, the first lady committed to a mental institution, the assaulted and abused slave who became a university department head and the young woman who married her old boyfriend after an affair with John Wilkes Booth. These women’s lives were upended when Booth killed President Abraham Lincoln. This program will be a preview to Canavan’s next publication about the forgotten women of the Lincoln assassination.

Canavan, a 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts fellow, is the author of “Lincoln’s Final Hours” from University Press of Kentucky. The book tells the assassination story from the points of view of the ordinary Washingtonians who surrounded the president that night — the playgoers, doctors, neighbors, journalists, soldiers and politicians. Canavan began researching the unintended consequences of the Lincoln assassination in 2009 and is currently working on a second book on the women whose lives changed because of the assassination.

The free program will last about one hour. No reservations are required.

For more, call 744-5047 or email thomas.summers@delaware.gov.