A woman stands in the Ford’s Theatre balcony near the Presidential Box leading a guided tour for seven people who are seated.
Photo by Scott Suchman.

26th Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium

March 25, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

The Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, at Ford’s Theatre.

2023 Symposium Speakers

Terry Alford
In the Houses of Their Dead: The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits

Fred L. Hord
Co-editor, Knowing Him by Heart: African Americans on Abraham Lincoln

David J. Kent
Lincoln: The Fire of Genius: How Abraham Lincoln’s Commitment to Science and Technology Helped Modernize America

Jon Meacham
And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle

Diana Schaub
His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation

Cost: Free

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