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.
The Ford’s Theatre Society education initiatives explore the leadership and legacy of Abraham Lincoln and the world of Civil War Washington through performance and engagement with primary sources.
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Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection
Remembering Lincoln is an online project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. It will be the place to discover the reactions of people who lived through the president’s murder and its aftermath.
Virtual Field Trip
Ford’s Theatre partnered with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms nationwide, to take students on an interactive virtual field trip to the national historic landmark and working theatre.
Students can engage in a wide range of learning opportunities through on- and off-site and web-based resources.
Ford’s Theatre's education professionals work with teachers to develop a set of meaningful and useful learning tools focused on teaching history and leadership to middle and high school students.
Designed to provide special opportunities for visitors, young and old and in-between, to delve into Civil War history and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Whether through a play, a walk, an interactive booklet or a talk by a historian or a young orator, we hope you’ll join us for Family Programs at Ford’s!Washington into classrooms across the nation.
Resources that anyone can use to learn more about our 16th president, his leadership, the assassination, Ford’s Theatre and Lincoln’s legacy.Resources for
Resources for Teachers
An index of resources for teachers, including materials for classroom use, reference and professional development.
Resources for Students
An index of resources for students to help with your next project.
Education Programs Postcard
Learn about the different educational programming, events and professional development programs Ford's Theatre offers.
Ford’s Theatre Society thanks BP America for its sponsorship of our 2014-2015 Education programs.
Additional support for all education programs is provided by Comcast NBCUniversal and Target.
Part of NCLE Center for Literacy Education 2014.
Photo of student orators by Mark Ramont. Photo of Michael Bunce by Mark Ramont.