10th Street, NW closure

Due to utility work, the intersection of 10th Street and F Street is currently closed and inaccessible to vehicular traffic. The Atlantic Building parking garage can be accessed by turning north on 10th Street from E Street NW. Please use extreme caution when accessing the garage as the block serves 2-way traffic during this closure. Please allow for extra time to arrive at the museum and theatre.

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How did people react when they learned of President Lincoln’s assassination?

On April 14, 1865, the actor, Confederate sympathizer, and white supremacist John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following morning.

Immediately, word of Lincoln’s death spread around the United States and eventually circled the globe.

How did people react? In this activity, you’ll take a tour of the United States, exploring that question. What you’ll find may surprise you.

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