The Correo Del Domingo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, reports on Lincoln’s death. Museum of the Grand Prairie.

Remembering Lincoln as a Local and a Friend

Editor’s Note: The Museum of the Grand Prairie has participated in the Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection by contributing pieces from its own collections, and those of local Lincolniana collector Kent Tucker.  Located in Champaign County, Illinois, the museum is in one of the counties of the 8th Judicial Circuit, where Lincoln practiced law for 20…

Student docent Nadia Duncan leads a recorded tour in the Ford's Theatre Museum.

Using Video to Chart Students’ Oratory Progress

Editor’s Note: In this post, eighth-grade teacher and Ford’s Oratory Fellow Giani Clarkson shares his experiences teaching the art of oratory to his students in Washington, D.C. As we begin a new year, and resolutions abound, taking a look back with students can be insightful. Honoring one’s past is a good thing—not only does it…

The overmat in place around the Three Guardsmen playbill. Photo: Heather Hoagland.

From Flotsam to Cherished Artifact: 1864 Playbill Provides Glimpse into Daily Life of Ford’s Theatre

The recent production of The Guard at Ford’s Theatre isn’t the first time guards have been featured on the stage at Tenth Street NW. In July 1864—nine months before Lincoln’s assassination halted productions at Ford’s for 100 years—John T. Ford brought a production called Three Guardsmen to his Washington theatre. The historic playbill joined the…

The 2015 Seat of War and Peace Teachers at Ford's Theatre.

The Power of Place: Ford’s Theatre Receives Grant to Host Educators at Summer Workshops

Ford’s Theatre recently received generous grant funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services to host summer professional development institutes for Grades 3-12 teachers for the next two years. Both programs, The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows and  The Seat of War and Peace: The Lincoln Assassination and the Roots…