Photo of John T. Ford courtesy of Wikimedia.

Meeting the Family of John T. Ford

As a development professional, I spend a lot of time speaking about the mission and impact of Ford’s Theatre Society, and I enjoy providing tours to our patrons and the chance to share our campus’ important history. My tour groups range greatly, from casual theatregoers to professional historians. But never in my time with Ford’s…

Pro-secession rally in Savannah's Johnson Square the night of Abraham Lincoln's election as President of the United States, 1860. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs, LC-DIG-ppmsca-19610.

Mourning Lincoln in Sherman’s Savannah

Editor’s Note: The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to contribute items from its collection to the Remembering Lincoln digital collection (going live on March 18). The majority of items are clippings from its newspaper collection responding to President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Learn more about those clippings in the following guest post by Lynette Stoudt, Director of…

Mary Bacon plays  Mary Lincoln in the world premiere of "The Widow Lincoln" at Ford's Theatre. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Video: Playing Mary Lincoln

Actress Mary Bacon takes on the title role in the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln, a dramatization of the 40 grief-filled days Mary Lincoln spent isolated in the White House following the murder of her husband at Ford’s Theatre. Here, see Bacon discuss her experience portraying one of the most controversial First Ladies in…

A sampling of items in the Remembering Lincoln digital collection.

Remembering Lincoln Update: Building the Website

Since we last posted an update in July about the progress of the Remembering Lincoln digital project, we’ve been busy—thus we haven’t posted another in a while! So, for the sake of other institutions interested in undertaking a similar digital public history project, and for those who like to be in the loop, here’s an…