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  • Assassination Eyewitness: Carl Bersch's Eyewitness Oil Painting Returns to the Scene

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    While many depictions of the events surrounding President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination exist, most are artist renditions, created well after the fact. Read about the only known artistic representation of the Lincoln assassination created by an eyewitness.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, Memorialization, Civil War Washington, Ford’s History
    • Type:  Readings, Artifacts
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Teaching Primary Sources With Remembering Lincoln

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    Primary sources are an essential part of every teacher’s tool box. Using repositories like Remembering Lincoln not only teaches students how to read primary sources but also how to utilize online databases for research.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, Memorialization
    • Type:  How-Tos
  • Three Ways to Virtually Visit Ford's Theatre on Google Arts and Culture

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    Google Arts and Culture gets us excited about the digital future of Ford’s Theatre. You may wonder, “Why? What is Google Arts and Culture and how can it help me—as a teacher, student, Lincoln scholar, or just casual visitor to the site?"

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    • Topic:  Ford’s History
    • Type:  How-Tos
  • A Stitch in Time: Historic Quilt Features Who's Who of Civil War

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    Constructed by the U.S. Sanitary Commission volunteers during the Civil War, this remarkable quilt below was auctioned at the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair in 1864 to raise funds that were used to improve sanitary conditions for soldiers throughout the Union Army.

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    • Topic:  Abraham Lincoln, Civil War Washington
    • Type:  Artifacts, Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Lincoln Logs: Building Up An Image

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    Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, saved the Union, and was known for his political ideology. So how did the president spark the creation of the famous Lincoln Logs play set?

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    • Topic:  Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's Legacy
    • Type:  Artifacts, Readings
    • Grades:  9-12, 6-8
  • Dedicating the Petersen House As The Lincoln Museum

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    Today, we often think of the Petersen House as the “other part” of Ford’s Theatre National Historic site. But in 1893, a group of prominent Washingtonians had another idea: They planned for the Petersen House to be a national monument to President Abraham Lincoln.

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    • Topic:  Ford’s History, Memorialization
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Remembering Lincoln As A Local and A Friend

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    The Museum of the Grand Prairie has participated in the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection by contributing pieces from its own collections, and those of local Lincolniana collector Kent Tucker.  Located in Champaign County, Illinois, the museum is in one of the counties of the 8th Judicial Circuit, where Lincoln practiced law.

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    • Topic:  Assassination
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Then Vs. Now: Exploring the Presidential Box

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    We take look at the most expensive seats in the house—the ones that the Lincoln family knew best.

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    • Topic:  Ford’s History
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • From Flotsam to Cherished Artifact: 1864 Playbill Provides Glimpse Into Daily Life of Ford's Theatre

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    In July 1864—nine months before Lincoln’s assassination halted productions at Ford’s for 100 years—John T. Ford brought a production called Three Guardsmen to his Washington Theatre.

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    • Topic:  Civil War Washington, Ford’s History
    • Type:  Artifacts, Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • The Man Behind the Lincoln Funeral: George R. Harrington

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    Planning a funeral is a difficult task under normal circumstances. Planning the funeral of a recently assassinated U.S. president brings that task to another level of complexity. That responsibility fell to 50-year-old George R. Harrington, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

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    • Topic:  Assassination
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12