Abraham Lincoln Symposium

The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free full-day symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Ford’s Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW). This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration for tickets is encouraged and available now through March 5, 2018. Day of tickets will be available on March 17 on a first-come basis.


Noted authors and historians Anna Gibson Holloway, William C. Harris, Richard Carwardine, Stanley Harrold and Walter Stahr will discuss aspects of our 16th president’s popular memory and legacy, Lincoln’s humor, his interactions with abolitionists and his evolving vision for Emancipation. Each discussion concludes with audience questions. Authors will sign books in the Ford’s Theatre lobby following their discussions. Books are available for sale at the Ford’s Theatre Gift Shop.


Speakers Include:

Anna Gibson Holloway: ‘It Strikes Me There’s Something In It’: Lincoln, the Monitor, and Popular Memory

William C. Harris: Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet Crisis of 1862

Richard Carwardine: Abraham Lincoln’s Humor: A Double-Edged Sword

Stanley Harrold: Lincoln and the Abolitionists

Walter Stahr: Stanton, the Lincoln Assassination, the Aftermath