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Ford's Theatre Open House Events

Ford's Theatre Open House Events

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05/10/2014

 
National Park ServiceU.S. Department of the Interior
Bill Line(202) 619-7177
 
Ford’s Theatre Society
Lauren Beyea
 
(202) 434-9543LBeyea@fords.org
 
Office of Communications Media Release
For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 26, 2009
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETYANNOUNCE OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE FORFEBRUARY 12 AND 16, 2009
Washington, D.C.—The National Park Service and Ford’s Theatre Society will host two openhouses in the newly renovated Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street NW) on February 12, 2009, andFebruary 16, 2009. The theatre will be open to the general public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Freetickets will be available at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day.On
February 12
, the site will commemorate Lincoln’s 200th birthday with a wreath-layingat 8:45 a.m. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors will enjoy performances on the hour by the
FederalCity Brass Band
, watch presentations of Lincoln speeches by
D.C. area students
andparticipate in
Ranger-led interpretive programs
commemorating Lincoln’s presidency.
On February 16
, Presidents’ Day, visitors are invited to hear a staged reading of the newone-act play
The Road from Appomattox 
by Richard Hellesen, watch performances of 
OneDestiny 
and hear excerpts from the musical
The Civil War 
,
 
and participate
Ranger-ledinterpretive programs
. Washington, D.C.-based bakery CakeLove will be on site at Ford'sTheatre during the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with complimentary cupcakes for visitors to helpcommemorate the Lincoln Bicentennial.
 
Quantities are limited. Ford’s Theatre also will be holdinga one-day sale on tickets to its preview week performances of 
The Civil War 
. Tickets will be soldfor $20 and must be purchased in person at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office on Monday, February16.
Tickets
All open house events are free and open to the public, however tickets are required for all visitorstwo years of age and older. Free ticket distribution from the Ford’s Theatre Box Office starts at8:30 a.m. on February 12 and 16. Final entry to the theatre is 4:15 p.m.-more-
 
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Open House Schedule
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009
8:30 a.m.Box Office opens for ticket distribution8:45 a.m.Wreath-laying by the National Park Service in front of the historic theatre9:00 a.m.Lobby doors openFederal City Brass Band performsRanger-led interpretive program
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Area students present Lincoln speeches
From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., students from Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High Schooland Washington Latin Public Charter School will recite the Emancipation Proclamation andLincoln’s first inaugural address; students from EL Haynes Public Charter School will presentLincoln’s second inaugural address.
10:00 a.m.Federal City Brass Band performsRanger-led interpretive program
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Area students present Lincoln speeches
From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., students from EL Haynes Public Charter School will present Lincoln’sHouse Divided speech. Students from Stoddert Elementary School
 
will recite the GettysburgAddress and Lincoln’s Address to the 166th Ohio Regiment.
11:00 a.m.Federal City Brass Band performsRanger-led interpretive program
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Area students present Lincoln speeches
From 11 a.m. to 12 noon, students from Center City Public Charter School will recite Lincoln’sfirst inaugural address; students from Aiton Elementary School will
 
recite Lincoln’s Address to the166th Ohio Regiment and the Gettysburg Address; and students from Central High School willrecite the Gettysburg Address.
12:00 noonFederal City Brass Band performsRanger-led interpretive program
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Area students present Lincoln speeches
From noon to 1 p.m., students from City Collegiate Public Charter School will present Lincoln’ssecond inaugural address. Students from Washington Classical Christian School will recite
 
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Lincoln’s Response to a Serenade and the Address to the 166th Ohio Regiment. Central HighSchool students, from Capitol Heights, MD, will also perform the Emancipation Proclamation.
 Ranger-led interpretive program
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Ranger-led interpretive programs
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
8:30 a.m.Box Office opens for ticket distribution9:00 a.m.Lobby doors open9:15 a.m.Ranger-led interpretive program
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
10:15 a.m.Ranger-led interpretive program
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
11:15 a.m.Ranger-led interpretive program
National Park Service Rangers will present interpretive programs about the life, assassinationand legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
12:15 p.m.Performance of 
One Destiny 
 Ford’s Theatre interprets the events leading up to President Lincoln’s assassination with acaptivating performance that brings the drama and emotion of the Civil War alive. Written byplaywright Richard Hellesen,
One Destiny 
tells the story of Lincoln’s last night through the voicesof the men who worked in the theatre.
1:15 p.m.Excerpts from
The Civil War 
Explore the musical landscape of the people, voices and sentiments of the American Civil War,inspired by the words of Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and AbrahamLincoln as well as the lives (as documented through letters, photographs and journals) of ordinarypeople in extraordinary circumstances.
The Civil War 
will be presented in its entirety at Ford’sTheatre from March 24 to May 27, 2009.-more-

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