The Story of George Loring Porter by Carolyn Ivanoff

Tuesday, September 27
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: North Branch Library

The Bridgeport Community Historical Society invites you to a talk on George Loring Porter by Carolyn Ivanoff.

Historian and retired educator, Carolyn Ivanoff, will relate the story of George Loring Porter, a physician from Bridgeport. As a young combat surgeon at the Washington Arsenal, in 1865 he was assigned the duty to secretly bury John Wilkes Booth. He was the Surgeon in Charge during the trial of the conspirators during the Lincoln assassination trial. In 1867, he returned to civilian life and practiced in Bridgeport for 51 years. 

Carolyn Ivanoff is a Connecticut educator, author, and independent historian who writes and speaks frequently on American history at local, state, and national venues. She is currently researching and writing a book on the 17th Connecticut Regiment’s experiences at the Battle of Gettysburg incorporating the William Warren Collection at Bridgeport History Center. CONTACT INFORMATION:


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The purpose of the Bridgeport Community Historical Society is to enhance the image of the City of Bridgeport by providing historical education programs and a preservation voice in the community.