The Affray: Lincoln's Last Murder Case, a play by Bob Bray and Jared Brown

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

July 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM

Location: McLean County Museum of History

Phone: 309-827-0428



Event Description

June 21, 2011 Updated Jun 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM CDT

Sunday, July 17th at 1:00 p.m.

The McLean County Museum of History, in partnership with Illinois Voices Theatre, will present The Affray: Lincoln’s Last Murder Case.

The play is an original dramatization of Abraham Lincoln’s successful defense of Peachy Quinn Harrison, a young Springfield resident who was accused of the murder of Greek Crafton. The trial took place just months before Lincoln accepted the Republican nomination for the presidency.

The play will be presented in the historic Governor Fifer Courtroom for a matinee on Sunday, July 17th at 1:00 p.m. This program is supported in part by the Heritage Association of McLean County and the McLean County Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Immediately following the Sunday matinee performance will be a discussion about the actual trial of Peachy Quinn Harrison led by Robert Bray.

Tickets are priced at $10 for Museum members and $12 for nonmembers. Ticket reservations may be made in advance at the Museum or tickets can be purchased at the door the day of each performance. For more information about this program, or to make a reservation for tickets, please contact the Education Department at 309-827-0428 or via email at

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