A Teacher Fellow Week Recap [photos]

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ford’s Theatre Education recently concluded its first of four summer teacher programs. In the following post, Education Programs Coordinator Alexandria Wood shares some of her favorite pictures from the first session with our Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows. The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows is…

The McDevitt Files: Exploring the Lincoln Conspiracy with Eric M. Messner

The Ford’s Theatre walking tour Investigation: Detective McDevitt, by Richard Hellesen, takes up to 40 visitors on an interactive journey through the facts and faces of the crime that changed American history. Keeping with tradition, we recently interviewed our newest guide who portrays Detective McDevitt on the tour. In this edition of The McDevitt Files,…

18 Hours of Breaking News

Editor’s Note: One of our partners for the Remembering Lincoln digital collection is the Newseum. The Newseum has digitized the breaking news about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination reported by The New York Herald and contributed front pages from other papers across the country. You can see all of these online. In the below post, learn…

Minnesota and the Impact of the Lincoln Assassination

We at the Minnesota Historical Society are very excited to be participating in the Ford’s Theatre project Remembering Lincoln. The Minnesota Historical Society’s Collection Department has been working on a Civil War Daybook for the duration of the Civil War, showcasing a Minnesota-related item (letter, diary, newspaper, photo or object) from our collection that happened…

Video Tour: Silent Witnesses Exhibition

Join Ford’s Theatre Society resident curator Tracy Avant as she walks through Silent Witnesses, a limited-engagement display at the Center for Education and Leadership on the Ford’s Theatre campus. This hallmark exhibition reunites—for the first time since April 1865—an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre or carried by Abraham Lincoln the night of his assassination.…

Why Lincoln Matters: As a Leader

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. Without his leadership during the…