Statement from Our Director

An update from Director Paul R. Tetreault on anti-racist work and the 2020-2021 season at Ford’s Theatre.

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Why Lincoln Matters: Honest Abe

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One of the first things you may have learned about President Lincoln was that he was honest. To many kids, and even some adults, Abraham Lincoln remains “Honest Abe.” His honesty, humor and intelligence—these are just a few of the qualities that make him a source of inspiration for many Americans. 

From the Archives: Ford’s Theatre in Diorama

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How do you show people what was once in a space without carrying out a full restoration? The photo above, from our book Images of America: Ford’s Theatre, shows a diorama that the National Park Service devised when the interior of Ford’s was a museum bearing no resemblance to its previous identity as a theatre.