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MA-10-13-0274-13

Ford's Theatre Society
Fiscal Year: 
2013
Award: 
$111,400.00
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
Learning Experiences (NLG-Museums)
Issue Areas: 

Ford’s Theatre Society will plan and pilot a nationwide effort to digitize evidence of local responses to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the end of the Civil War. The 150th anniversary of these two seminal events in American history will occur in 2015. For the second phase of the project, the Society will invite the general public to submit local responses to the assassination through an Internet interface. The digital collection of artifacts will be made available to Ford’s Theatre visitors through an online exhibition. In this way, the Society will connect visitors with digital artifacts from their own state or hometown historical societies and libraries and create capacity to build partnerships with diverse historic sites and libraries.