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Ford's Theatre After the Assassination

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 1:00 PM until 1:40 PM
Katharine Kosin
Public Event of Interest
Registration is required
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. Recommended for history lovers of all ages and students grades 5 and up. 40 minutes. Please register in advance here: