The Wade-Davis Bill and Reconstruction

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Long before the Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln developed plans for restoring the divided nation. He, his advisors and members of Congress faced difficult questions: How and under what conditions would the Confederate states rejoin the Union?

Remembering Lincoln is now on HistoryPin!

We’re pleased to announce that as of April 14, 2015, the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death, our Remembering Lincoln digital project is now on HistoryPin! HistoryPin is a website dedicated to placing historic images on the map—literally. You can use it to find and learn about images from the past near you—or somewhere…

Designing for "Spelling Bee": Set Designer Court Watson

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Months before any audience enters Ford’s Theatre for performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, designers read the script to create the perfect environment on stage, and the cast tirelessly runs through their lines, movements and musical numbers. We recently asked Set Designer Court Watson about designing his third production for Ford’s Theatre.

Ford’s 2014-2015 Season Announced

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Spring 2015 will mark 150 years since Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre and the end of the Civil War. Our programming team has tailored the upcoming Ford’s Theatre season’s spring stage productions and special exhibition to focus on the Ford’s 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination.