Our newest Teacher-in-Residence, Georgette Hackman, joined us in DC during July 2015, sharing her expertise as classroom teacher and self-proclaimed history geek. Learn more about her and the work she does.
Today, open office plans have become a trend—and have garnered increasing amounts of controversy. But the photo of workers in the former Ford’s Theatre space shows that working in an open office is not just a product of the Google age.
While citizens across the country mourned after Lincoln’s assassination, the president’s funeral procession made its way down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 19, 1865. What did Pennsylvania Avenue look and feel like in 1865?
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a single step closer, reached forward and touched a museum painting? Playwright Jessica Dickey imagines exactly that in her world-premiere play, The Guard, opening at Ford’s Theatre in Fall 2015.
When most people think of Ford’s Theatre, they are reminded of the terrible events of April 14, 1865, when President Lincoln was assassinated here. But when Frankie Hewitt founded Ford’s Theatre Society in 1968, she ensured that vibrant, engaging live performances would return to the restored theatre.
The Ford’s Theatre walking tour Investigation: Detective McDevitt, by Richard Hellesen, takes visitors on an interactive journey through the facts and faces of the crime that changed American history. Keeping with tradition, we recently interviewed our newest guide who portrays Detective McDevitt on the tour.