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. It is expected the intersection will reopen in late August.

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  • Working in War-Time Washington

    Blog Post

    How did the Civil War affected the economy of Washington, D.C.?

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    • Topic:  Civil War Washington
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Big Dresses and Wilder Crowds: Theatregoing in Lincoln's Time

    Blog Post

    Fashion and audience manners have changed quite a bit since the Ford’s Theatre of Lincoln’s time. Discover what’s different.

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    • Topic:  Civil War Washington, Ford’s History, Theatre Productions
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Changing Perceptions: Lincoln and Reconstruction

    Blog Post

    How do you view the Lincoln assassination? Was it the conclusion to the Civil War or the beginning of Reconstruction? Students today need a deeper understanding of the Lincoln assassination regarding the years of Reconstruction that followed. Read more to find out how teachers and students can reframe their understanding of the events at Ford’s Theatre to connect them to the fight for equality today.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, Lincoln's Legacy, John Wilkes Booth
    • Type:  How-Tos, Readings
    • Grades:  9-12
  • How to Write an Essay on Lincoln's Assassination: 5 Primary Sources for Research

    Blog Post

    When writing an essay on Lincoln’s assassination, it can be hard to know where to begin. But Ford’s Theatre has the solution! Fords.org is a great place to find primary sources on the fateful evening of April 14, 1865.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, John Wilkes Booth
    • Type:  Primary Sources, Readings
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Fifty Years of Ford's Theatre: 1968 Neighborhood Riots and Renewal

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    Did you know that Ford's Theatre reopened as a working theatre just three months prior to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Discover what the reaction to King's assassination meant for the immediate neighborhood around Ford's Theatre and D.C. as a whole.

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    • Topic:  Lincoln's Legacy, Ford’s History
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • American Dance Machine: From 1978 World Premiere to Today

    Blog Post

    Learn about the history of the theatrical phenomenon The American Dance Machine, see photos from the 1978 world premiere at Ford’s Theatre and discover how the show lives on.

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    • Topic:  Theatre Productions
    • Type:  Production Resource, Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • The Wiz: Universal Story and Cultural Masterpiece

    Blog Post

    In this discussion with National Museum of African American History and Culture Curator Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, we learn the importance of strong female characters like Dorothy, and how her story, reimagined in The Wiz, is a beautiful example of the African-American experience.

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    • Topic:  Theatre Productions
    • Type:  Readings, Production Resource
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Afrofuturism and "The Wiz"

    Blog Post

    From Black Panther to The Wiz to Beyoncé, Afrofuturism is all around us! In this blog, you’ll learn about the history of Afrofuturism movement, and why it matters to art, music, theater and fashion.

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    • Topic:  Theatre Productions
    • Type:  Production Resource, Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • History to Herstory: Lincoln's Legacy Has Inspired Women Through Time

    Blog Post

    Here’s how several women in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries have been inspired by President Abraham Lincoln and his legacy.

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    • Topic:  Lincoln's Legacy, Memorialization
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  6-8, 9-12
  • Podium Points

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    Coach students in nine specific oral and physical elements of effective speaking.

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    • Topic:  Oratory
    • Type:  Posters
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12