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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Should the deringer pistol used by John Wilkes Booth to shoot Abraham Lincoln be displayed in the new exhibit?

When a museum designs an exhibit, the curators must decide what will be included in or excluded from the display. Imagine you got to design an exhibit about the assassination of President Lincoln. What would you display the deringer pistol?

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