Lincoln’s Legacy, Our Legacy
President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy as a great American has never been more important, or more relevant. Ford’s Theatre Society is focused on finding new ways to bring Lincoln’s legacy to life for the 21st-century learner through intensive on-site educational programs, deeper theatre experiences and open civil discourse with the public.
Lincoln’s Legacy, Our Legacy will raise $50 million to transform Ford’s Theatre into a vibrant, visible and accessible destination to explore leadership principles and find new ways to bring Lincoln’s legacy to life for current and future generations. Here, we will foster the vital voices of artists, patrons, scholars, educators and students.
With the addition of our new building next to the Center for Education and Leadership and the renovation of the Ford’s Theatre Museum, Ford’s Theatre will unlock new possibilities for our entire campus and create a dynamic space that will embody Lincoln’s approach to learning and leadership through humility, empathy, creativity and courage.
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We will support our nation’s educators, broaden theatrical offerings and reimagine and reinvigorate the ways our patrons and the broader D.C. community engage with history at Ford’s Theatre.
We will support our nation’s educators, cultivate the next generation of leaders and strengthen the ways American history is taught across the country, while deepening our ability to inspire and teach on the Ford’s campus.
We will broaden theatrical offerings and deepen the ways we use art as a catalyst for connection and learning.
We will reimagine and reinvigorate the ways our patrons and the broader D.C. community engage with history at Ford’s Theatre.
Join us in advancing Lincoln’s unfinished work.
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The expanded Ford’s Theatre campus will include a new building adjacent to the Center for Education and Leadership.
Our new, flexible event space will provide opportunities for larger on-site dinners, receptions and expanded public programming.
One of two multipurpose studios for rehearsals, student programs and new public programming.
The new terrace connects to the event space and will offer stunning views of the historic Ford’s Theatre.
Night view of the new building on the expanded Ford’s Theatre campus at 512 Tenth Street, NW—adjacent to the Center for Education and Leadership and the Petersen House.