Photos from the Archives: A Case of Mistaken Identity?

The most common photo of Clara Harris is not—we believe—the correct Clara Harris. Harris, the daughter of U.S. Senator Ira Harris of New York, is most known for attending the April 14, 1865, performance of Our American Cousin with her fiancé, Major Henry Rathbone, President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. When preparing…

Highlights from the Museum: The Almost Assassins

Life-size figures of John Wilkes Booth and assassination conspirators Lewis Powell and George Atzerodt, as well as some of their belongings, can be seen on display at the Ford’s Theatre Museum. In this month’s Museum post, learn more about Powell and Atzerodt. If all had gone according to plan, John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices…

Behind-The-Scenes: Interviews with the “Driving Miss Daisy” Cast

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Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry’s award-winning drama about the transformative power of friendship, will grace the Ford’s Theatre stage this fall. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace will tackle the complicated roles of Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn. When Daisy causes a car wreck, her son hires hard-working chauffeur Hoke to look…