How should a historic site use the web for storytelling? Learn about how Ford’s Theatre staff arrived at our current approach, after a couple of attempts that weren’t quite right.
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.
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.
You may be familiar with costumed interpreters at historic sites. Or perhaps you have seen reenactors at Gettysburg or other Civil War battlefields. But only at Ford’s Theatre can you see history come to life through fully staged theatre productions.
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