The Ohio History Connection is a partner institutions of the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection. In this post, they discussing the items they are contributing to the project and the impact of the Lincoln assassination in their locale.
How do you show people what was once in a space without carrying out a full restoration? The photo above, from our book Images of America: Ford’s Theatre, shows a diorama that the National Park Service devised when the interior of Ford’s was a museum bearing no resemblance to its previous identity as a theatre.
Ford’s Theatre Society has been showing A Christmas Carol for more than 30 years. See how the Ghost of Christmas Present has evolved from original illustrations in the novel to the two Ford’s Theatre productions!
Each year as we ready ourselves for our annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol, we take a moment to revisit the man who set out to write an informational pamphlet but who ended up feeling that a short story would be more effective in igniting the compassion of his countrymen.
Within the Detroit Historical Society’s collection of more than 250,000 artifacts are several that provide glimpses into how Detroiters reacted to and mourned the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The Detroit Historical Society is pleased to contribute these items to the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection.
Written in 1843, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol quickly gained popularity in England, and has never been out of print since. The story has proven to be a lasting tradition worldwide, including here at Ford's Theatre, where this Christmas classic has been presented for more than 35 years.
Here at Ford’s Theatre, the holidays have returned in full force. Our actors and crew are currently in rehearsal for the Ford’s Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, our favorite holiday tradition.
Today Ford’s Theatre stages four theatrical productions a year; but this reintroduction of live shows is only a relatively recent development. On January 30, 1968, performers appeared on stage for the first time since the night of Lincoln’s assassination.
Wally Hames, a teacher at Kuna Middle School in Kuna, Idaho, is in his third year as a Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Fellow. Here he reflects on attending a weekend retreat with his fellow Fellows in early September.