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.
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 or carried by Lincoln 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.
The year 2015 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 hours straight—in honor of Lincoln’s legacy. We spoke with Patrick to get more insight on what to expect and why President Lincoln is still relevant today.
Lincoln was seemingly a natural born leader. With his ability to command a room, give a powerful speech and negotiate, he is regarded as one of the best presidents in American history. As a leader, Lincoln was determined to hold together a nation that was falling apart at the seams.
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.
April 14, 2015, will mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre. Whether or not you can travel to participate in the commemorative events, we’re offering a number of ways you can help us honor Lincoln in your community this spring. Here’s a preview of the initiatives coming from Ford’s Theatre, and how you can get involved.