Ford's Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre and Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership
will close early on December 24 and will be closed all day on December 25.
No events are currently scheduled.
Author Talk: James L. Swanson
November 12 at 7 p.m.
Sam Donaldson led a discussion with author James L. Swanson (Manhunt) about his new book, End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.
To Achieve and Cherish a Just and Lasting Peace: Envisioning a World Beyond Hate
October 28 at 7 p.m.
This free event focused on how future leaders envisioned accomplishing the dream of equality and acceptance for all. The discussion featured youth from Split This Rock and SMYAL.
What Would Lincoln Do: Understanding How Lincoln Gets Used (and Abused) in Today's Washington
October 15 at 12:30 p.m.
This panel offered a wide-ranging discussion of ways that modern policymakers have sometimes tried to “channel” Abraham Lincoln’s example in formulating and selling their policies.
The Laramie Project: Matthew Shepard Foundation Night
Followed by a Candlelight Vigil
October 11: Performance at 7:30 p.m.; Vigil at approximately 10:15 p.m.
Ford’s Theatre donated all proceeds from the October 11 performance of The Laramie Project to the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Following the performance, Ford’s Theatre held a candlelight vigil in front of the Ford's Theatre; the vigil was free and open to the public.
With Charity for All: Lives Changed by Hate
October 7 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Education and Leadership
This panel discussion focused on three incidents connected to gender, sexual orientation, racial and cultural bias. Featuring Dave O’Malley (former Laramie police commander during the Matthew Shepard murder investigation and trial); Billy Rowles (former Jasper sheriff during the James Byrd Jr. murder investigation and trial; and members of KhushDC.
With Malice Toward None: Judy Shepard, a Mother’s Response to Hate
September 30 at 7 p.m.
Judy Shepard, Matthew’s mother, discussed her work to keep Matthew’s legacy alive through activism and the Matthew Shepard Foundation. With Cokie Roberts.
Sam Waterston and Harold Holzer performing as part of "The Living Lincoln Series" in 2009. Photo by Mark Ramont.