Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Friday, May 22, and Sunday, May 31. In addition, Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, the museum and theatre will be closed to the public, while the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership will remain open.

Tales of the Lincoln

Jon Spelman

This program is part of our daytime visits. No performances are currently scheduled.

Young people all over the world have been captivated by Abraham Lincoln and the stories and legends that spring from his life. Inspired by those stories and legends, The “Dean of American Storytelling,” Jon Spelman, has created a special one-man show titled Tales of the Lincoln in cooperation with Ford’s.

In this fascinating new look at Lincoln, Spelman recounts tales about Lincoln and some of the stories Lincoln told about himself. Would you like to find out how President Lincoln used “t-mail” to direct his generals during the Civil War? Have you heard how 13-year-old Abe won a “talking contest” against a grown man, or that Lincoln had a dream that predicted his own death? Jon Spelman will share all this and more in Tales of the Lincoln. This performance is approximately 30 minutes in length.

Bring Tales of the Lincoln To Your School
Spelman now offers this program to America’s schools nationwide. The in-school program is appropriate for ages eight and up. To inquire about school and other off-site bookings, contact Jon Spelman directly by phone at (410) 732-0153, or by email at or visit his website.