The Petersen House is known as the place where President Lincoln died. But have you ever wondered about the people who lived there? Ford’s Education introduces you to the people who lived at the boarding house and their neighbors. Learn how the house became a national historic site and museum. Explore primary sources and first-person perspectives.
This session is 45 minutes and includes time for Q&A. Designed with 5th-12th graders in mind. Appropriate for anyone who is already familiar with the story of the assassination of President Lincoln, and who wants to learn more about wartime Washington and the people who lived in the Petersen House.