Ford’s Theatre, where Connie Milstein sits on the Board of Trustees, is not only a place where great theater can be enjoyed by appreciative audiences; it is also a place where visitors can participate in innovative activities to learn about history.
One of these activities is the “History on Foot” walking tours, where an actor in costume leads visitors through downtown Washington D.C., bringing the extraordinary times of the Civil War era to life.
Currently there are two choices of tours available to participants: “Investigation:Detective McDevitt” which probes into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy, trying to separate fact from fiction concerning the historical events of April 14 and 15, 1865; and “A Free Black Woman:Elizabeth Keckly” which introduces the visitors to Elizabeth, close confidante to Lincoln’s wife. In this “street theater” presentation participants learn about the Lincoln family and the help Elizabeth gave to former slaves as they learn to live as free people in the newly free city of Washington.
It is also possible to request privately led walking tours for individuals or groups, depending on availability.