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A Boothie Road to Appomattox

This past weekend, I attended the 2015 conference for the Society of Women and the Civil War. The organization, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of women’s lives and roles in the American Civil War, holds an annual conference in a different city and state each year. 1,013 more words

Godspell's Record-Breaking Run [photo]

For the entirety of the Ford’s Theatre 1972-1973 season, the theatre produced only one production, Godspell. This unorthodox choice turned out to be a stroke of programming genius on the part of Founding Executive Producer Frankie Hewitt, coupled with a bit of serendipitous timing. 639 more words

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Behind the Scenes with "Silent Witnesses"

As we say goodbye to the landmark exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, we are also looking back on the monumental amount of work that went into making an exhibition of this scale. 1,101 more words

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Shocker: There's a Confederate Flag Sewn Into Lincoln's Chair at Ford's Theatre

As national debate rages about the Confederate flag, a peculiar installation of that controversial banner may be hiding in plain sight – inside the cushion of Abraham Lincoln’s rocking chair, a replica that rests in a balcony box in the re-built Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. 1,329 more words

Social Media in the Classroom: How a Virtual Field Trip Connected Thousands to Ford's Theatre

Editor’s Note: On March 26, 2015, Discovery Education and Ford’s Theatre hosted a Virtual Field Trip, connecting with thousands of students in their classrooms. One of the teachers watching was Colin Sinko, a fifth-grade teacher at Carver Elementary School in Wendell, North Carolina. 1,220 more words

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The Museum Guard: Keeping Lincoln Artifacts Safe

May 29 marks the final day Ford’s Theatre will display the Ford’s 150 special exhibition Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination. This hallmark exhibition reunites—for the first time since April 1865—an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre or carried by Abraham Lincoln on the night of his assassination. 822 more words

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“President Lincoln Is Dead: The New York Herald Reports the Assassination” at the Newseum

Located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street in northwest D.C., the Newseum is an impressive institution devoted to the evolution of news reporting and the importance of free press in a society. 2,012 more words