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A shot rings

History is spun


Abraham Lincoln's box at Ford's Theatre - Washington, D.C.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln


Live from Ford's Theatre: Broadcasting with Periscope and Facebook

Do you love Lincoln and/or theatre, but a trip to Ford’s Theatre in D.C. is infeasible? Are you hungry for short history lessons, a chance to see our artifacts up-close, or to hear directly from our performers and staff in real-time? 931 more words


I need a Vacation from my Vacation

Warning: This is going to be really, really, really long.

Anyone who knows me knows I am a hardcore recluse. I don’t like leaving my house and I especially don’t like sun or daytime activities. 2,012 more words

Never Ending Book

Meet the Creators: Musical "Come From Away"

We are excited to present the new musical Come From Away as the first production in the Ford’s Theatre 2016-2017 Season. Fresh off sold-out runs in Seattle and San Diego, the new musical… 1,396 more words

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Investigating McDevitt: A Closer Look at the Assassination Investigation

Shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was carried to the Petersen boardinghouse on the night of April 14, 1865, rumors spread about a separate attack on Secretary of State William H. 678 more words


Do You See It?

151 years ago tonight, President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth. This singular event changed the course of American history forever. While this website provides research and insight regarding Lincoln’s assassination every day of the year, the anniversary of April 14th gives the knowledge contained here greater perspective. 358 more words

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