Ford’s Theatre Center Celebrates Grand Opening - NBC4 Washington

Ford’s Theatre Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Center opens to public February 12



    Ford’s Theatre Center Celebrates Grand Opening

    The theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated is preparing to open a new museum and education center in downtown Washington. It will explore the 16th president's life and lasting legacy.

    Ford's Theatre hosted a private grand opening ceremony on Wednesday.
    The Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership has been constructed in a building across from the famous theater, and next door to the row house where Lincoln died.
    The new museum is part of a $60 million project to create a destination for learning about Lincoln.
    Exhibits will address the aftermath of Lincoln's death and the evolution of his legacy. There is also workshop space for teachers and students, and a distance-learning lab.
    The center opens to the public on Lincoln's birthday, Feb. 12. It will host another free open house on President's Day. Regular tours will begin Feb. 21.