Get Closer to the Action!

April 2015 will mark 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. You know that Lincoln’s values are more important than ever, and we need your help to keep his legacy alive for future generations.

Last year, more than 650,000 people visited Ford’s Theatre from around the country, and 4,500 students participated in our education programs. We expect even more visitors during the upcoming year, which will include special commemorative events and programs.

At this important milestone in American history, can we count on your support?

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For more information, please call us at (202) 434-9545 or email us.

Ford’s 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination
Ford’s Theatre will honor the life and legacy of our 16th president with events and programs from January to May 2015. Highlights include two mainstage productions set in the Civil War era, The Widow Lincoln and Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War; Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination, a special exhibition of artifacts relating to the assassination; Remembering Lincoln, a groundbreaking digital history project; a series of free panel discussions; and The Lincoln Tribute, an around-the-clock event on April 14 and 15. Click here for more information.

Membership Opportunities
If you would like special access to Ford’s 150 events, we invite you to be a member of the Friends of Ford’s Theatre. Members at the $50 Ensemble level will receive advance notice of all performances, events and exhibitions during our anniversary year. Additional benefits are available for each membership level. Click here for more information.

Pay By Mail
If you prefer to donate by mail, please send the response form and payment to Attn: Development, Ford's Theatre Society, 514 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. Click here to download a membership form.

Matching Gifts
Double or even triple your impact! Many companies match donations for current employees and their spouses, retired employees and directors. Click here for more information.

Honorary Gifts
Celebrate someone special and their enthusiasm for American history by making an honorary gift in their name. Donations can also be a meaningful way to remember someone who appreciated Lincoln during his or her life. Click here for more information.

Recurring Gifts
Can you commit to making a donation each month, quarter or year? Even small recurring donations can add up to big support! On the online donation form, choose the amount of each installment and the frequency of your gift, or call us at (202) 434-9545 for assistance. Click here to donate now.

Tax Deductibility
Ford's Theatre Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law, less the fair market value of membership benefits provided.