After President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865, an angry public threatened to burn the building to the ground. But Ford’s Theatre still stands over 150 years later. Ford’s Education explores what happened to the building after the assassination, who occupied it, and how it came to be a working theatre once more. In this interactive program, participants will look at historic images of Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House from the 1860s through today.
This session is 45 minutes long plus time for Q&A. Designed with high school and adult learners in mind - appropriate for history enthusiasts who are already familiar with the story of President Lincoln's assassination, and who want to learn more about historic preservation and place-based memory.