In 1861, the government formed the United States Sanitary Commission, allowing people barred from the front lines to engage in a variety of crucial tasks, including running the hospitals and nursing the sick. At the 1864 Sanity Fair in Philadelphia, two unnamed women donated a quilt to help raise money.
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Brian Anderson is a Washington, D.C., lawyer who has been a member of the Ford’s Theatre Society Board of Trustees since 2001. Brian sat down with us to talk about his new book Images of America: Ford’s Theatre.
Actors Michael Bunce and Stephen F. Schmidt describe their experiences with the roles of Harry Hawk and John T. Ford in the 35-minute play One Destiny, by Richard Hellesen.
Dave McIntire, a middle school teacher at The Independent School in Wichita, Kansas, is a 2013-2014 Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Fellow. Here, he reflects on his experience with the program and the May 2014 National Oratory Retreat and Performance.
Today, most historians and the general public agree that John Wilkes Booth headed the conspiracy to murder the President, cabinet officers and Vice President Andrew Johnson. But throughout the years since the Lincoln assassination, some Americans – and even some historians – have found it difficult to believe.
The skill of spelling correctly has long been held in high regard by Americans, with spelling contests dating back to the early 1800s. Today, the National Spelling Bee serves as a wonderful representation of all the races, classes, genders and religions in the United States.
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