Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Friday, May 22, and Sunday, May 31. In addition, Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, the museum and theatre will be closed to the public, while the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership will remain open.

Blogs

Blogs

FORD’S THEATRE PRESENTS MUSICAL "VIOLET" JAN. 24-FEB 23, 2014

VIOLET
MUSIC BY JEANINE TESORI
LYRICS AND BOOK BY BRIAN CRAWLEY
BASED ON THE UGLIEST PILGRIM BY DORIS BETTS
MUSIC DIRECTION BY JAY CROWDER
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY JEFF CALHOUN

Remembering Lincoln Progress Report: Project Planning Meeting

Note: As we proceed with our "Remembering Lincoln" online project, we’re going to post project updates here. One of our goals for this project is to make it a model for such projects in the future, and to be as transparent as we can about the planning process. So over the next year, we will blog about the project as it progresses. Many of our posts will highlight specific items, ways that different people can use the site, and periodic “progress reports,” like this below.

FORD’S THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 NATIONAL ORATORY FELLOWS

Washington, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society announced that 14 teachers from Arizona, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska and Pennsylvania have been selected as National Oratory Fellows for the 2013-2014 school year.

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PARTNERS WITH COVENANT HOUSE WASHINGTON FOR DONATION DRIVE THROUGH PERFORMANCES OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

Washington, D.C.—The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the company of the 2013 production of A Christmas Carol is partnering with Covenant House Washington to create a donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens’s holiday classic. During the curtain calls for performances of A Christmas Carol, the company will collect monetary donations on behalf of the Washington-based non-profit Covenant House Washington. Patrons also can make donations through the Ford’s Theatre Box Office.

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" RETURNS NOV. 21, 2013-JAN. 1, 2014

FORD’S THEATRE 2013-2014 SEASON CONTINUES WITH
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
BY CHARLES DICKENS
ADAPTED BY MICHAEL WILSON
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BARON

NOVEMBER 21, 2013–JANUARY 1, 2014

Introducing “Remembering Lincoln”

In 1865, as people around the country and around the world heard about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, they recorded their reactions in many forms—from written materials like diaries and letters to decorative items like ribbons and flags.

Civil War 150: The Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, 15,000 people stood in the brisk autumn air in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to partake in the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Four months earlier, the ground had been littered with bodies and remnants of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. A dedication ceremony honoring those who had died was planned on the battlefield.