Mourning Lincoln in the Nation’s Capital

While citizens across the country mourned after Lincoln’s assassination, the president’s funeral procession made its way down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 19, 1865. Today, Pennsylvania Avenue hosts presidential inaugural parades every four years and is mostly lined with large office buildings. But in 1865, Pennsylvania Avenue was lined with small stores…

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…

Mourning Lincoln in Sherman’s Savannah

Editor’s Note: The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to contribute items from its collection to the Remembering Lincoln digital collection (going live on March 18). The majority of items are clippings from its newspaper collection responding to President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Learn more about those clippings in the following guest post by Lynette Stoudt, Director of…

Remembering Lincoln Update: Building the Website

Since we last posted an update in July about the progress of the Remembering Lincoln digital project, we’ve been busy—thus we haven’t posted another in a while! So, for the sake of other institutions interested in undertaking a similar digital public history project, and for those who like to be in the loop, here’s an…

The Lincoln Funeral in Columbus, Ohio

This is the latest in a series of posts by Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection partner institutions, discussing the items they are contributing to the project and the impact of the Lincoln assassination in their locales. Alice Strickler Keyes (1851–1935) was 14-years-old when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and the memory of that traumatic event never left her. Decades later…

Remembering Lincoln: Detroit Mourns President Lincoln

Within the Detroit Historical Society’s collection of more than 250,000 artifacts are several that provide glimpses into how Detroiters reacted to and mourned the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The Detroit Historical Society is pleased to contribute these items to the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection. On April 15, 1865, the day of the president’s death,…