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.
The subject of this month’s museum feature, the Lincoln Flag from Pike County Historical Society in Milford, Pennsylvania, gives us an opportunity to learn more about a family of actors onstage the evening of the Lincoln assassination and their role in the preservation of the flag.
On April 14 and 15, 2015, the streets of Washington, D.C., were filled with thousands of people paying tribute to Abraham Lincoln and his legacy. Learn all about our 36 hours of continuous programming on the Ford’s campus that marked the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and death.
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 on the night of his assassination. Lincoln’s cufflink returns to Tenth Street with a fascinating story of its own, which begins after the tragedy of Lincoln’s assassination.