The Center for Education and Leadership will remain closed through March 6. The museum, theatre and Petersen House remain open. The phone system for Ford's Theatre Society is currently down due to a maintenance issue.
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.
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.
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.
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 Footwalking tour, both of which chronicle the events leading up to the Lincoln assassination.