The White House has long represented democratic power and strength. In November of 1800, John Adams would be the first president to inhabit the executive mansion. Every president after would follow his lead.
Education Intern Allison Hartley worked with Ford’s Theatre Trustee Brian Anderson and Arcadia Publishing to research a book for Arcadia’s “Images of America” book about Ford’s Theatre. Here, she blogs about the theatre’s unusual beginnings and owner John T. Ford’s vision for what would become America’s most famous theatre.