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As Membership Manager, Diane Barber gets to see first-hand how Ford's Theatre donors connect with President Lincoln's legacy. She has found that these 10 Lincoln quotes speak to folks from across the United States.
Born Yesterday’s history-making, sold-out Broadway run began in 1946. The show played for nearly four years and for a total of 1,642 performances. Learn more about the history of this groundbreaking play in advance of the new Ford's Theatre production this fall.
In our third and final prototyping sprint on the Ford’s campus, we twice built on a previous concept: character cards representing historical figures whose stories patrons follow through the exhibit. Since the cards were highly successful in terms of engagement, the D.R.A.F.T. team is now looking at how to implement this idea.
Fashion and audience manners have changed quite a bit since the Ford’s Theatre of Lincoln’s time. Discover what’s different.
How do you view the Lincoln assassination? Was it the conclusion to the Civil War or the beginning of Reconstruction? Students today need a deeper understanding of the Lincoln assassination regarding the years of Reconstruction that followed. Read more to find out how teachers can reframe their teaching of the events at Ford's Theatre to connect them to the fight for equality today.
Three years after launching our Remembering Lincoln digital collection, we share lessons learned and continuing questions about collection-building, building a refined end-product versus citizen history project, defining audiences, challenges of scale, and how this project has refined our storytelling approach.
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