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The Littlest Lincoln Fans: Bringing Young Kids to Ford’s Theatre

Students older than the third grade are our primary student visitors at Ford’s Theatre. But at least once a year, the Education Department has the opportunity to host a first- or second- grade class field trip to our site. 714 more words


A New Beginning

Dear YPT family,

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Thembi Duncan and I am YPT’s new Creative Programs Director… 588 more words

Arts Education

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


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


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