Lincoln Quilt

Highlights from the Museum: The Sanitary Commission Quilt

During the Civil War, soldiers and civilians fought not only the injuries and infections caused by battle, but also diseases caused by battleground living conditions. In 1861, the government formed the United States Sanitary Commission, allowing people barred from the front lines—women, older men and religious leaders—an avenue to support the war effort while providing…

Photo of Wayne Brezinka and his portrait LINCOLN by Gary Erskine.

The Art of Lincoln: Wayne Brezinka

When visiting Ford’s Theatre this summer, you will notice a new piece of art in our lobby space. Nashville, Tennessee, artist Wayne Brezinka has created a new work titled LINCOLN that will be on display through May 2015. The eye-catching 5-by-4-foot head-and-shoulders portrait of our 16th President is made from objects including tintype photographs. We…