The Story After the Tragedy: The 150-Year Journey of Lincoln’s Cufflink

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In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre has reunited an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre or carried by Lincoln on the night of his assassination. Lincoln’s cufflink—lent by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois—returns to Tenth Street with a fascinating story of…

Why Lincoln Matters: As a Leader

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Lincoln was seemingly a natural born leader. With his ability to command a room, give a powerful speech and negotiate, he is regarded as one of the best presidents in American history. As a leader, Lincoln was determined to hold together a nation that was falling apart at the seams.

Video: Playing Mary Lincoln

Actress Mary Bacon takes on the title role in the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln, a dramatization of the 40 grief-filled days Mary Lincoln spent isolated in the White House following the murder of her husband at Ford’s Theatre. Here, see Bacon discuss her experience portraying one of the most controversial First Ladies in…