Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
Artifacts associated with famous people and events are important visual connections to the past, and one of them—the coat Abraham Lincoln wore to Ford's Theatre on the night of his assassination—is returning to the Theatre for public display. Where has it been?
While the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth has passed us by, that doesn't mean you still can't help preserve not just his memory but places in the National Park System tied to Honest Abe.
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. is completing major renovations just in time for the celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial next month. Part of an ambitious $50 million project to create an expanded "Lincoln Campus," the scope of the work has raised eyebrows among some history buffs.
There's no rest for the weary—especially if they're involved in planning and managing special events in the nation's capital. With the inauguration behind us later today, those folks can now focus on the Lincoln Bicentennial, and there will be plenty to do at a number of NPS sites, in and outside of Washington. D.C.