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Summer in the City: Teachers-in-Residence Share their Expertise

Summertime with Ford’s Education means welcoming our new Teachers-in-Residence. This year, we have the good fortune of working with not one, but two incredible educators! This year’s powerful duo will help us better understand teachers’ needs and steer us toward developing and implementing more useful resources and programs. One will focus on Ford’s Theatre digital…

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Casting Announced for “Come From Away”

We are thrilled to share the casting information for the Washington production of Come From Away! Many in our cast have performed with the Come From Away company in their pre-D.C. iterations in San Diego and Seattle. We cannot wait for this talented bunch to begin rehearsals with us later this summer! Come From Away…

Teacher workshops during the Oratory Retreat.

Inspired Education: Connecting to the Teacher Hive Mind

Editor’s Note: In the following post, fifth grade social studies teacher Angelo Parodi discusses his involvement with the Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Fellows program and how it has influenced his teaching. Teachers interested in becoming National Oratory Fellows for the 2016-2017 school year should complete the online application by August 15, 2016. Teaching can be kind…

Michael Bunce and Stephen F. Schmidt in the Ford’s Theatre production of “One Destiny”

Historic Milestones: “One Destiny” hits 1,000!

On Friday, June 10, 2016, our one-act play One Destiny celebrates an incredible milestone: 1,000 performances! This two-character story, which premiered in spring 2007 at Ford’s, is set at Ford’s Theatre itself shortly after the Lincoln assassination. One Destiny revisits the events of April 14, 1865, from the point of view of Harry Ford, one…

1863 portraits of Clara Barton and Abraham Lincoln that grace many textbooks. Barton photographed by Matthew Brady, National Archives 526057.  Lincoln photographed by Alexander Gardner, Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-19301.

Clara Barton and the Lincoln Assassination

Editor’s Note: In this post, Amelia Grabowski, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, shares insights about pages from the diary of Clara Barton. Learn more about the diary’s historical context below, and view the pages in our Remembering Lincoln collection.…