Special Exhibitions

The Center for Education and Leadership features a temporary exhibit space on the second floor. Upcoming exhibitions in the space include:

Ford’s 150 Exhibition
March 23-May 25, 2015
Ford’s Theatre commemorates the assassination and death of Abraham Lincoln with a hallmark exhibit that reunites—for the first time since April 1865—an extraordinary collection of artifacts that resided in Ford’s Theatre and on Lincoln’s person the night of the assassination. Included within the exhibition are the contents of Lincoln’s pockets, top hat and the blood-stained handkerchief he carried the night of his assassination; and much more. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Loaning institutions include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; Library of Congress; Pike County Historical Society; and others.

Special exhibitions are included as part of regular daytime visit tickets to Ford’s Theatre. Please note: there will be occasions when the Center will be closed for special events.

View a list of past exhibitions.

Photo of Center for Education and Leadership exhibit by Maxwell MacKenzie.