Annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium Date Announced

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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 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Ford’s Theatre, 511 Tenth St. NW. This event is free and open to the public. Day-of tickets will be available on March 21, 2020, on a first-come basis.

Noted authors and historians will discuss aspects of our 16th president’s youth, popular memory and legacy, Civil War-era newspapers, the stigma of insanity that followed Mary Lincoln, and more. Each discussion concludes with audience questions. Authors will sign books in the Ford’s Theatre lobby following their presentations. Books will be available for sale at the Ford’s Theatre Gift Shop. Fords.org.