James McDevitt is the name of a true-life 1860s detective who worked at the Metropolitan Police Department during the time of the Lincoln assassination and trial. We recently spoke with one of our guides, William Diggle, for a few behind-the-scenes insights about playing McDevitt on the streets of D.C.
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.
On June 22, 2014, Ford’s Theatre honored James Earl Jones and Rep. John D. Dingell with the Lincoln Medal at the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala. In their acceptance speeches, Rep. John Dingell and James Earl Jones reflect on the importance of Lincoln and the arts.
The photo and the title don’t seem like they could possibly be connected, yet behind the bland-looking men pictured here are stories of drama and eccentricity that tie both to the horrors of the Lincoln assassination.
In April 2014, Ford’s photographed the actors appearing in this fall’s production of Driving Miss Daisy. To add an authentic flair to the photos, we reached out to vintage car enthusiasts to help us convey the look of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Our Remembering Lincoln digital project has now reached an important milestone: the Product Definition Document. The process of creating this document proved invaluable in teaching us about our audiences and their needs for what will become our Remembering Lincoln web platform in early 2015.
Learn about our History on Foot walking tour, "Investigation: Detective McDevitt," from one of the actors who leads visitors through downtown D.C.
Abraham Lincoln had a lot on his mind that last day of June 1864. But among the items on his desk that day was legislation that would change the nation more than anyone could have imagined. It concerned, of all unlikely things, two pieces of land in far-off California.
Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry’s award-winning drama about the transformative power of friendship, will grace the Ford’s Theatre stage this fall. We recently asked acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace about their complicated roles of Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn.