Minnesota and the Impact of the Lincoln Assassination

We at the Minnesota Historical Society are very excited to be participating in the Ford’s Theatre project Remembering Lincoln. The Minnesota Historical Society’s Collection Department has been working on a Civil War Daybook for the duration of the Civil War, showcasing a Minnesota-related item (letter, diary, newspaper, photo or object) from our collection that happened…

The Story After the Tragedy: The 150-Year Journey of Lincoln’s Cufflink

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In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre has reunited an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre or carried by Lincoln on the night of his assassination. Lincoln’s cufflink—lent by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois—returns to Tenth Street with a fascinating story of…

A Look Inside Ford’s 150: An Interview with Patrick Pearson

Patrick Pearson As the Director of Artistic Programming at Ford’s Theatre, Patrick Pearson has been waiting for the 14th and 15th of April for a very long time. This year marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and to commemorate Ford’s Theatre is holding special events for the entirety of those two days—36…

Why Lincoln Matters: As a Leader

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Lincoln was seemingly a natural born leader. With his ability to command a room, give a powerful speech and negotiate, he is regarded as one of the best presidents in American history. As a leader, Lincoln was determined to hold together a nation that was falling apart at the seams.