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The Ford's Theatre blog features posts on theatrical productions, Lincoln's assassination and legacy, and education programming.
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Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC)
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Royal Archives Letter From A Lincoln To Queen Victoria on the Death Of Prince Albert
I just wanted to post this, as I was so blessed by this letter written to Queen Victoria on the death of Prince Albert by Abraham Lincoln. ...
Framed funeral wreath and Pallbearer's badge
Remembering Lincoln is an IMLS-funded project of Ford's Theatre Society that serves to engage teachers, students, enthusiasts and scholars with primary sources detailing responses to the Lincoln assassination.
Lincoln assassination conspirator Dr. Samuel Mudd- born into a large, well-to-do family & well educated. Mudd worked as both a country doctor & a tobacco farmer, & was reportedly a slave owner who harbored southern sympathies. Mudd, 32, stood trial along with the others on charges of having aided & abetted Booth’s plot & offered medical aid to injured actor, John Wilkes Booth. Convicted by the tribunal, Mudd was sentenced to life in prison but was pardoned just 4 years later by Andrew…
Two Ceremonies, Three Bibles, No Scriptures: The 2013 Inauguration
This morning while you were probably still at church, Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States for a second term by Chief Justice John
New York Ratification of the Bill of Rights On September 25, 1790, by joint resolution, Congress passed 12 articles of amendment to the new Constitution, now known as the Bill of Rights. The Treaty of Kanagawa On March 31, 1854, the first treaty between Japan and the United States was signed. The Treaty was the result of an encounter between an elaborately planned mission to