Ford’s Theatre Society  opened its new Center for Education and Leadership this month, and will offer free admission to the center on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (February 12) and President’s Day (February 20).
The Center brings the values and ideals of Lincoln from the past into the present, examining the immediate aftermath of Lincoln’s death and his multi-faceted legacy through permanent and special exhibits, workshops, seminars and speakers, as well as community outreach programs.
Located across the street from Ford’s Theatre, the Center for Education and Leadership features two floors for permanent exhibits, and a Gallery floor for rotating exhibits, lectures, and events.
Events on Lincoln’s birthday and President’s Day will include scavenger hunts, prize drawings, performances, author discussions, and ranger talks, exploring Lincoln and the Civil War.
The box office opens at 8:30 am each day. Groups of 20 or more may reserve in advance by contacting Group Sales at (202) 638-2367 or email@example.com .
Watch an interview with the curator of Exhibitions at the center: