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Photos from the Archives: The Curse of Ford’s Theatre?

Most people associate Ford’s Theatre with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, but the book Images of America: Ford’s Theatre highlights the site’s lengthy history, including the many tragedies it has seen. 691 more words

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In Lincoln's Shoes: An Actor's Take on our 16th President

David Selby as Abraham Lincoln in the Ford’s Theatre world premiere production of “Necessary Sacrifices,” directed by Jennifer L. Nelson. Photo by T. Charles Erickson. … 1,228 more words


Why Lincoln Matters: Honest Abe

One of the first things you may have learned about President Lincoln was that he was honest. To many kids, and even some adults, Abraham Lincoln remains “Honest Abe.” His honesty, humor and intelligence—these are just a few of the qualities that make him a source of inspiration for many Americans. 564 more words

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#Todayin1865 and #Surratt15 on Twitter

It has been just over a year since I joined Twitter with the username, @BoothieBarn.  I will be honest and say that, at first, I questioned whether this “social media” site would truly benefit me or my blog in anyway.   884 more words

Lincoln Assassination Artifacts Reunited at Ford's Theatre

WASHINGTON — Beyond his famous words, the tangible artifacts President Abraham Lincoln left behind after his assassination were scattered for decades, kept in family collections and by the government and museums from Washington to Chicago. 613 more words


Booth's actions were those of a sociopath, not a Southern hero

His actions sent a nation that was already struggling with itself into further chaos. He thought that he going to be a hero and was doing the South a favor when he pulled that trigger that night at Ford’s Theatre. 4,991 more words

Meeting the Family of John T. Ford

As a development professional, I spend a lot of time speaking about the mission and impact of Ford’s Theatre Society, and I enjoy providing tours to our patrons and the chance to share our campus’ important history. 515 more words

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