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Then vs. Now: What is the Family Circle?

Have you ever noticed the “Family Circle, 25 cents” sign that is posted on the façade of Ford’s Theatre? While the Family Circle isn’t the same as it was when President Lincoln attended the Theatre, its history tells us a great deal about the atmosphere of theatres in the 1860s and how the Fords wanted their theatre to be different. 595 more words


Washington D.C. Trip Part 1

Two weeks ago, during our school’s fall break, we took a long weekend trip to Washington D.C.

We were there for three full days, and we probably crammed in so much to fill a five day trip. 327 more words


Ford’s Theatre Then vs. Now: Why is the Stage Slanted?

When Ford’s New Theatre opened on August 27, 1863, owner John T. Ford’s was no stranger to building beautiful stages. The Washington Sunday Chronicle… 779 more words


Dr. Mott is Dead

Here’s a little bit about an esteemed member of old New York society.  You can find his name on that most fascinating list of permanent New Yorkers.   285 more words

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The Lincoln Assassination on Aerial America

Aerial America is a stunningly beautiful television show on the Smithsonian Channel. The premise of the show is simple: use awe inspiring aerial photography to tell compelling stories of a state’s varied history. 289 more words


The Escape of John Wilkes Booth

I found this free interactive mapping program online today and decided to see if I could construct a nice little map of John Wilkes Booth’s escape route. 21 more words


Unguarded: An Interview with Playwright Jessica Dickey

In March 2014, Ford’s Theatre commissioned several playwrights to write scripts that could potentially serve as the Ford’s entry in the groundbreaking D.C.-area Women’s Voices Theater Festival… 776 more words