Video: Playing Mary Lincoln

Actress Mary Bacon takes on the title role in the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln, a dramatization of the 40 grief-filled days Mary Lincoln spent isolated in the White House following the murder of her husband at Ford’s Theatre. Here, see Bacon discuss her experience portraying one of the most controversial First Ladies in…

Remembering Lincoln Update: Building the Website

Since we last posted an update in July about the progress of the Remembering Lincoln digital project, we’ve been busy—thus we haven’t posted another in a while! So, for the sake of other institutions interested in undertaking a similar digital public history project, and for those who like to be in the loop, here’s an…

Video Message: Lincoln’s Legacy of Giving

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln often visited Union Army hospitals throughout the year and at the holidays? Inspired by Lincoln’s legacy of giving and the messages of charity in A Christmas Carol, Ford’s Theatre likes to give back to our local community. For the past six years, Ford’s and the company of A Christmas…