Cover of the sheet music for President Lincoln's Funeral March by F. Mack. Washingtoniana Division, DC Public Library.

Music of the Lincoln Assassination

This is the latest in a series of posts by Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection partner institutions, discussing the items they are contributing to the project and the impact of the Lincoln assassination in their locales. In the immediate wake of President Abraham Lincoln’s death in the early morning hours of April 15, 1865, the calamitous course of events…

Craig Wallace as Hoke and Nancy Robinette as Daisy in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” directed by Jennifer L. Nelson. Photo by Scott Suchman.

“Driving Miss Daisy” Theatrical Trailer

Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace star as Daisy and Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy. Watch our new theatrical trailer and get of glimpse of why called the show “perfectly cast!” Driving Miss Daisy must close on Oct. 26, 2014. Learn more about the play and get tickets at:

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln, photographed by Mathew B. Brady. Courtesy Library of Congress Prints & Photographs, LC-DIG-ppmsca-19225.

Growing Up Lincoln: War and Play in the White House

Tad Lincoln’s toy sword can be seen on display at the Ford’s Theatre Museum. In this month’s Museum Feature, learn more about the Lincoln sons and their childhood in the White House. The story begins like this: In April 1861, artillery shells bombarded Fort Sumter, South Carolina. A few days later, the fort fell to…

Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace photographed for the Ford’s Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy (Sept. 26-Oct. 26, 2014). Read more about the  car, 1948 Packard provided by private owner Jack Osborne from LaPlata, MD. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Driving Miss Daisy: Meet the characters

Though Driving Miss Daisy has a cast of only three, playwright Alfred Uhry creates a rich world of characters living in Atlanta at mid-century. Many other friends, historical figures, former employers and the like are referenced throughout the script. We’ve highlighted the key on- and offstage players here, who create context for the relationship that…

Photo © Maxwell MacKenzie.

Ford’s Theatre Society Receives the CILC Pinnacle Award

Honorable Mention for the highest award in educational interactive videoconferencing has been presented to Ford’s Theatre Society for its Investigation: Detective McDevitt distance-learning program. The CILC Pinnacle Award is given annually, by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators. Receiving the award…