This 10 a.m. edition of the April 15, 1865, New York Herald reported that a letter found in John Wilkes Booth’s room at the National Hotel showed evidence of a conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Newseum collection.

18 Hours of Breaking News

Editor’s Note: One of our partners for the Remembering Lincoln digital collection is the Newseum. The Newseum has digitized the breaking news about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination reported by The New York Herald and contributed front pages from other papers across the country. You can see all of these online. In the below post, learn…

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Courtesy Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.

Why Lincoln Matters: As a Modern Politician

In our modern political world, seemingly dictated by appearances and polls, it is hard to imagine a time when skill and rhetoric alone took center stage. During his time in office, President Abraham Lincoln focused on keeping the Union together and winning a war that would shape American history forever. In commemorating the 150th anniversary…

Cufflink worn by President Abraham Lincoln the night of his assassination, April 14, 1865. Courtesy Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

The Story After the Tragedy: The 150-Year Journey of Lincoln’s Cufflink

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre has reunited an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre or carried by Lincoln on the night of his assassination. Lincoln’s cufflink—lent by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois—returns to Tenth Street with a fascinating story of…