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

3 mins, Read

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.

Then vs. Now: What is the Family Circle?

4 min. Read

Have you ever noticed the “Family Circle, 25 cents” sign that is posted on the façade of Ford’s Theatre? Its history tells us a great deal about the atmosphere of theatres in the 1860s and how Fords wanted their theatre to be different.