Government Shutdown Update

During the government shutdown, the Aftermath Exhibits in the Center for Education and Leadership will be open for daytime visitation. The historic site (theatre, museum, Petersen House) will be closed for daytime visitation. Performances of "Twelve Angry Men" will go on as scheduled.

Bring the story of President Lincoln’s assassination and the world of Civil War Washington into your classrooms through our distance-learning program.

Using live video-conferencing, travel back in time to investigate the Lincoln assassination. Connect with our staff or a National Park Service Ranger to ask questions about Lincoln’s life and legacy.

We use YouTube and Twitter to make participating in live-streaming events easy and accessible. Taking part in our interactive learning programs not only brings Ford’s into your classroom, it also connects your class with other students all over the country.

Grades: 5+ | Length: 60 Minutes | Cost: $125

Virtual Investigation Detective McDevitt

As Detective McDevitt’s deputies, students will revisit sites and reexamine clues from April 14, 1865. This live program uses primary source images and interaction with historical characters. Available year-round.

LIVE EVENTS

Exploring Lincoln in Washington

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ET

Ford’s Theatre Education and The National Mall and Memorial Parks explore Lincoln in Washington, D.C. The places that mattered to him in his life, and places where he matters to us today. FREE. 45-minutes. For Students in Grades 5 through 12. Presented Through Presidential Primary Sources Project.

Stages of Lincoln’s Legacy

Friday, February 15, 2019, at 11:10 a.m. ET

President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 may have been the end of his life, but it was the beginning of his legacy. From the Civil War to Civil Rights to today, Ford's Theatre and the Lincoln Memorial have served as stages from which we celebrate President Lincoln and the things that mattered to him: unity, creativity and the right to rise. FREE. 45-minutes. For students in Grades 4 through 8. Presented through Streamable Learning.

STAGES OF LINCOLN’S LEGACY

Friday, February 15, 2019, at 1:10 p.m. ET

President Lincoln’s assassination in 1865 may have been the end of his life, but it was the beginning of his legacy. From the Civil War to Civil Rights to today, Ford’s Theatre and the Lincoln Memorial have served as stages from which we celebrate President Lincoln and the things that mattered to him: unity, creativity and the right to rise. FREE. 45-minutes. For students in Grades 4 through 8. Presented through Streamable Learning Inc.

Stages of Lincoln’s Legacy

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 1:10 p.m. ET

President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 may have been the end of his life, but it was the beginning of his legacy. From the Civil War to Civil Rights to today, Ford's Theatre and the Lincoln Memorial have served as stages from which we celebrate President Lincoln and the things that mattered to him: unity, creativity and the right to rise. FREE. 45-minutes. For students in Grades 4 through 8. Presented through Field Trip Zoom Zone.

Special: Investigation Detective McDevitt Livestream

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. Eastern Time

Assist Detective James McDevitt as he investigates the assassination of President Lincoln. For this special presentation of our popular Virtual Investigation, students will connect simultaneously with classrooms from around the country. FREE. 60 minutes. For students in Grades 5 through 12. Presented through Field Trip Zoom.

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