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TWENTY TEACHERS PARTICIPATE IN SECOND CIVIL WAR WASHINGTON TEACHER FELLOWS SESSION JULY 8-13, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Twenty teachers from 14 states participate in the Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Institute, July 8 through 13, in Washington, D.C. During the week-long program, teachers will visit Ford’s Theatre, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Tudor Place Historic House and Garden and President Lincoln’s Cottage; take part in an array of virtual tours and performances; develop tactics to hone students’ oratory skills and plan content-driven experiential learning adventures for students.

D.C. TEACHERS PARTICIPATE IN CIVIL WAR WASHINGTON TEACHER FELLOWS SESSIONS JUNE 24-29, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Seventeen kindergarten through fifth-grade teachers from D.C. public and  public charter schools will participate in the Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Institute, June 24 through 29.

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS ANNUAL GALA, SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012

Morgan Freeman and Elie Wiesel
To Receive Lincoln Medals

Event Will Honor Courageous Achievement through Performance

Hosted by Scott Bakula

Appearances by
Anna Christy, The Civil Wars,
Bettye LaVette, Matthew Morrison and
cast members from the Ford’s Theatre revival of 1776

"1776" BREAKS REVENUE RECORDS AT FORD’S THEATRE

PRODUCATION MUST CLOSE MAY 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. – The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the Tony Award-winning musical 1776, directed by Peter Flynn, has surpassed revenue records to become the highest grossing theatrical production since the historic theatre reopened as a working playhouse in 1968. Due to previous commitments by the actors and Ford’s Theatre, 1776 must close May 19, 2012.

FORD’S PRESENTS DISCUSSION OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION LED BY DR. EDNA MEDFORD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ford’s Theatre Society presents a discussion with Howard University’s Dr. Edna Medford at the Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.) on May 7, at 5 p.m. The discussion focuses on the African-American experience during the American Revolution, including the role of black soldiers in both the British and Continental armies and the promises of emancipation made by both sides. Tickets to the discussion are $25 ($20 for Ford’s Theatre Members) and include sandwiches and drinks. Space is limited.

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY COMMEMORATES ANNIVERSARY OF LINCOLN ASSASSINATION APRIL 14 and 15, 2012

Washington, D.C.—The Ford’s Theatre Society commemorates the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14 and 15, 2012. Events include an 8:45 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony on April 14 and interpretive talks by the National Park Service, as well as performances of the Society’s one-act play One Destiny and History on Foot walking tour, both of which chronicle the events leading up to the Lincoln assassination.

Visiting the Ford’s Theatre Campus