It was surprising that Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860, given that his name did not even appear on the ballot in Southern states. That he won again in 1864, seemed nothing short of a miracle.
Set during the six weeks following the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln, The Widow Lincoln, portrays a very human Mary Lincoln as she mourns with the nation and comes to terms with yet another tremendous personal loss.
For the inauguration of our new Student Tour of the Ford’s Theatre Museum, Nadia Duncan, 17, tells us about her experience as a student docent leading a tour—in front of a camera.
Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace star as Daisy and Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy. Watch our new theatrical trailer and get of glimpse of why Broadway World called the show “perfectly cast!”
Following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, powerful public reactions caused the War Department to seize Ford’s Theatre from John T. Ford (eventually offering him compensation) and gut the building.
Tad Lincoln’s toy sword can be seen on display at the Ford’s Theatre Museum. In this month’s Museum Feature, learn more about the Lincoln sons and their childhood in the White House.
Though Driving Miss Daisy has a cast of only three, playwright Alfred Uhry creates a rich world of characters living in Atlanta at mid-century. In this blog post, we’ve highlighted the key players!