Site Closed

Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service closed the historic site starting March 14. That closure currently extends through May 17. Our production of “Guys and Dolls” has been postponed to spring 2021.

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May 2, 2020: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join Ford’s Edu at The DC History Center. Each session will include hands-on access to a selection of primary and secondary source materials in the Kiplinger Research Library; demonstrations of classroom activities; collaborative brainstorm; and a guided tour of the Hall of History, which includes a timeline addressing D.C. political history.

  • Identify, understand, and analyze key moments and issues relating to the Civil War in Washington, D.C.
  • Identify, understand and analyze key moments and issues relating to the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, with a connection to the 21st-century struggle by local civic activists to commemorate the 1862 freeing of more than 3,000 enslaved people in D.C.
  • Learn how to utilize primary and secondary sources related to Civil War Washington, including slavery and compensated emancipation, and relate it to civic engagement in the classroom.
  • Takeaways include a research guide and digital downloads of primary and secondary sources to use in the classroom.

This event is free. Open to past participants of the Summer Teacher Institutes


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