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Saturday, May 15, 2021

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    At Ford’s, you can step into America’s past while finding meaningful connections to our world today.

    • Necessary Sacrifices: A Radio Play

      April-May 2021

      History, Performances

      In this audio drama, playwright Richard Hellesen explores the two documented encounters between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during a period of national crisis. Register to listen for free beginning…

    • One Destiny

      Streaming Online Now

      History, Performances

      In this one-act play, learn about Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a filmed performance of the play is available online now.

    • Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium

      A Virtual Live Series

      History, Special Events, Free Events, Virtual

      The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford's Theatre Society present a free virtual symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, at Ford's Theatre.

    • Cabinet Conversations

      Live Streaming Events

      History, Virtual

      Join us live as we stream interviews with scholars, artists and other thought leaders as they think aloud about the future of the arts, civics and history.

    • Virtual Play Readings

      Live Streamed Performances

      Performances, Virtual

      Join us for a virtual play reading series.

    • Guided Virtual Tour

      Free Live Event

      History, Virtual

      Ford’s Edu takes you on a virtual tour of Ford’s Theatre and Civil War Washington. For grades 3 and up.

    • Inside the Petersen House

      Free Live Event

      History, Virtual

      The Petersen House is known as the place where President Lincoln died. But have you ever wondered about the people who lived there? Join Ford’s Edu for a live virtual event. For grades 3 and up.

    • Reacting to Lincoln’s Assassination

      Free Live Event

      History, Virtual

      How did people around the United States feel after the death of President Abraham Lincoln? Join Ford’s Edu for a live virtual event. For grades 5 and up.

    • Ford’s Theatre After the Assassination

      Free Live Event

      History, Virtual

      Ford’s Education explores what happened to the building after the assassination and how it came to be a working theatre once more. Join Ford’s Edu for a live virtual event. For grades 5 and up.

    • Exploring Lincoln in Washington

      Free Live Event

      History, Virtual

      Explore President Abraham Lincoln’s Washington, D.C. Join Ford’s Edu for a live virtual event. For grades 3 and up.