Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

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Tracing Lincoln's Footprints: In Boots Likely Worn on Fateful Night, Expert Finds Clues to Presidential Persona

May 14, 2009, 8:09 am
The flashlight beam lit up the dark interior of Abraham Lincoln's left boot, as if the inside of a tomb, and at the bottom was the smooth and shiny indentation made by the martyred president's heel. The odor of fine leather still clung to the top of the boot, ...

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Obama Helps Reopen Ford's Theater

February 12, 2009, 9:24 am
As President Obama and the first lady sat front-row center, a gaggle of stars paid stirring tribute last night to the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and to two Americans -- "Star Wars" director George Lucas and barrier-breaking actor Sidney Poitier -- who were awarded Lincoln Medals for holding to ...

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Lincoln’s Box Dazzles as Theater Opens After $50 Million Rehab

February 9, 2009, 7:14 am
Ringed with pillars, draped in U.S. flags, the presidential box dominates Ford’s Theatre which reopens this week in Washington, D.C. after an 18-month, $50 million renovation timed to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s ...

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Ford's Theatre Society Hosts 2 Open Houses 2/12 And 2/16

January 28, 2009, 8:13 am
The National Park Service and Ford's Theatre Society will host two open houses in the newly renovated Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW) on February 12, 2009, and February 16, 2009. The theatre will be open to the general public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free tickets will ...

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