In 1931, the U.S. Army Adjutant General denied permission to display John Wilkes Booth’s deringer pistol at a new museum at Ford’s Theatre. Today the gun is on display—but with a new sign that asks visitors to consider the ethics of displaying a murder weapon.
During her career, Henrietta Swan Leavitt catalogued more than 2,400 variable stars—about half of the known total in her day, without ever looking through a telescope. She catalogued alongside Williamina Fleming for the first part of her time at Harvard College Observatory and then with Annie Jump Cannon. With this production, Ford’s Theatre celebrates their contributions and accomplishments.
David Chu, founder of c2 (Caption Coalition), Inc., which provides caption services for Ford’s Theatre performances, sat down with us to share why his work is so valuable to patrons including those who are deaf or have hearing loss.
We share lessons learned about the National Oratory Fellows program after completing year one of a three-year evaluation report by our independent evaluator and researcher Catherine Awsumb Nelson.
In our modern political climate, how should a program about Reconstruction and Civil War Memory adapt to meet the needs of teachers and museum educators? Explore what we've learned by running The Seat of War and Peace, a Ford’s Theatre summer program for teachers.
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