From Flotsam to Cherished Artifact: 1864 Playbill Provides Glimpse into Daily Life of Ford’s Theatre

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The recent production of The Guard at Ford’s Theatre isn’t the first time guards have been featured on the stage at Tenth Street NW. In July 1864—nine months before Lincoln’s assassination halted productions at Ford’s for 100 years—John T. Ford brought a production called Three Guardsmen to his Washington Theatre.

Peek Backstage With Tiny Tim

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Here at Ford’s Theatre, our 2015 holiday season truly began on November 3, when our young cast of A Christmas Carol first met to rehearse the show. Our production of A Christmas Carol requires six young actors to play a variety of roles, including urchins, schoolchildren and members of the Cratchit family. 

Caring for Your Collection: How to Frame Your Own Artifacts to Museum Standards

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In August 2015, Ford’s Theatre Society was fortunate enough to receive a donation of an original Ford’s Theatre playbill from the 1864 production of a play called Three Guardsmen. When thinking about how to best preserve your heirloom or artifact for future generations, there are several important elements of professional framing to consider with your professional framer.