The Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, including the Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership, will be closed on the following dates: June 2, 2013 and June 5, 2013.
The new Center for Education and Leadership features a temporary exhibit space on the second floor. Recent exhibitions in the space include:
The Test: The Tuskegee Airmen Project
August 29–October 21, 2012
The Test details the training of the first African-American aviators in U.S. Military history and follows their ground-breaking training, deployment and service in World War II.
Torn in Two
December 11, 2012-February 27, 2013
Featuring period maps along with prints, photographs, political cartoons, letters and other artifacts, this exhibit explores the causes of the Civil War as well as how it is remembered. Part of the Civil War 150 commemoration.
Special exhibitions are included as part of regular daytime visit tickets to Ford’s Theatre.
Patrons with tickets to a mainstage theatre performance may also visit the exhibits. Patrons with tickets to an evening performance can visit the Center exhibits beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Center remains open until 6:30 p.m. Matinee patrons can visit the Center’s exhibits before or after the performance.
Please note: there will be occasions when the Center will be closed for special events.
Photo of Center for Education and Leadership exhibit by Maxwell MacKenzie.