Mr. Fezziwig's Ball, by John Leech, from the 1843 version of A Christmas Carol. Project Gutenberg via Wikimedia Commons.

The Man Behind “A Christmas Carol”

Each year as we ready ourselves for our annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol, we take a moment to revisit the man who set out to write an informational pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child,” but who ended up feeling that a short story…

This retouched photo was taken of a gathering in observation of Abraham Lincoln’s death in Detroit’s city center, Campus Martius, on April 16, 1865, the day following the initial gathering called for by Mayor Kirkland C. Barker. Detroit Historical Society.

Remembering Lincoln: Detroit Mourns President Lincoln

Within the Detroit Historical Society’s collection of more than 250,000 artifacts are several that provide glimpses into how Detroiters reacted to and mourned the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The Detroit Historical Society is pleased to contribute these items to the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection. On April 15, 1865, the day of the president’s death,…

Edward Gero as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Ford’s Theatre production of “A Christmas Carol.” Photo by Scott Suchman.

Video: “A Christmas Carol” Theatrical Trailer

Here at Ford’s Theatre, the holidays have returned in full force. Our actors and crew are currently in rehearsal for the Ford’s Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, our favorite holiday tradition. This is the 33rd year A Christmas Carol has been presented at Ford’s Theatre. Here’s what Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault has…