By the Numbers: A look back at Ford’s 150 [Infographic]

Five months ago, Ford’s Theatre Society and National Park Service staff honored the memory of Abraham Lincoln and marked 150 years since his untimely death. Ford’s 150 was a behemoth – a once-in-a-lifetime occasion that necessitated planning with Civil War enthusiasts, scholars, museums, group tour operators, performance artists, generous donors, media outlets and more. When…

Photo Archives: Fabulous Evenings at Ford’s Theatre

When most people think of Ford’s Theatre, they are reminded of the terrible events of April 14, 1865, when President Lincoln was assassinated here. So you may be surprised to learn that the exuberant image above—featuring First Lady Betty Ford, a former dancer—represents a different side of Ford’s Theatre history. Frankie Hewitt founded Ford’s Theatre…

The Story After the Tragedy: The 150-Year Journey of Lincoln’s Cufflink

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre has reunited an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre or carried by Lincoln on the night of his assassination. Lincoln’s cufflink—lent by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois—returns to Tenth Street with a fascinating story of…

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.…

A Look Inside Ford’s 150: An Interview with Patrick Pearson

Patrick Pearson As the Director of Artistic Programming at Ford’s Theatre, Patrick Pearson has been waiting for the 14th and 15th of April for a very long time. This year marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and to commemorate Ford’s Theatre is holding special events for the entirety of those two days—36…