Lincoln Author Book-Signing
Wednesday, June 12, at 5 p.m.
Ford’s Theatre will host a book-signing with esteemed authors Gabor Boritt, Michael Burlingame, Catherine Clinton, Matthew Pinsker, Eugene Robinson, James Swanson and Douglas L. Wilson.
An Evening with Mark Russell: One-Night Only
Monday, February 18, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Spend Presidents’ Day evening with political satirist and entertainer Mark Russell. Campaign season may be over, but the laughs keep on coming.
Our Town Pre-Performance Seminar
Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a pre-performance seminar with Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor, in a dialogue with Penelope Niven, author of a major new Wilder biography. Part of the 75th anniversary celebration of Our Town.
Reading: Wilder’s Classic One Acts
Monday, February 11, 2013, at 7 p.m. – FREE!
Ford’s Theatre presents an evening of classic one-acts by Thornton Wilder. Part of the 75th anniversary celebration of Our Town.
Our Town 75th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, February 4, 2013, at 7 p.m. – FREE!
Ford’s Theatre celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Broadway opening for Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. The Thornton Wilder Society’s Thornton Wilder Prize will be awarded on stage at the event. Tickets are free but required. Please note: This event does NOT include a performance of the play Our Town.
Author Talk: Dan Van Haften
Friday, December 28, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. - FREE
As part of daytime programming, Ford Theatre features author Dan Van Haften talking about his book Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason. The talk will be followed by a book-signing.
October 1, 2012: Dreaming of Skies to Conquer: A Conversation with Original Tuskegee Airmen
This free panel discussion featuredmembers of the Tuskegee Airmen, who discussed their history and how the Tuskegee Airmen influenced the American military, the Civil Rights Movement and related contemporary social issues.
October 8, 2012: Counting the Brave and the True: Military Veterans Discuss the Path to Diversity in the Armed Forces
This free panel discussion explored diversity in the Armed Forces and how it relates to the Civil Rights Movement and related contemporary social issues.
October 15, 2012: Staying the Course: A Discussion of How to Ensure and Manage a Culturally Astute Military in the 21st Century
This free panel discussion explored the future of the armed forces and how we ensure a culturally astute military for the 21st century.
July 5, 2012: Author Kay Winters Reading
Author Kay Winters will read from her children’s book Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who loved Books. She will sign copies of her book after the reading.
June 26, 2012: Author Talk with Jason Emerson
Author Jason Emerson will discuss Robert Lincoln: First son, presidential confidant and Civil War soldier. He will also sign copies of his book Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln.
Sam Waterston and Harold Holzer performing as part of "The Living Lincoln Series" in 2009. Photo by Mark Ramont.