The Ford’s Theatre Society – New Civil War Exibition in Washington D.C.


DECEMBER 11, 2012-FEBRUARY 24, 2013

 Exhibition features period maps, prints, political cartoons and other artifacts

Washington, D.C.—The Ford’s Theatre Society  announced it will present a special exhibition about the American Civil War titled “Torn in Two,” December 11, 2012-February 24, 2013, in the second floor gallery at the Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street NW). Coinciding with the 150th commemoration of the Civil War and organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, this exhibition brings together period maps, prints, political cartoons and other artifacts to explore the causes and strategies of the conflict, how lives were affected and how the war is remembered.

The “Torn in Two” exhibition is divided into three major temporal sections. The initial section, Rising Tensions, examines the economic, social and political differences between North and South that led to war. Nation in Conflict focuses on the War itself—the strategies and how it was conducted as well as how those at home followed the War’s progress and contributed to the war effort. And the final section, Remembering Heroes, documents the nation’s attempts to commemorate the battles and honor the lives that were lost during the War.

Entry to “Torn in Two” is included as part of regular daytime visits to Ford’s Theatre. Advance tickets may be reserved at (Ticketmaster fees apply) or in person at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office (511 Tenth Street NW).

“Torn in Two” is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and generously supported by Sherry and Alan Leventhal.

Center for Education and Leadership Visits

Visitors to the Ford’s Theatre campus may visit the Center for Education and Leadership exhibits daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Final entry is at 5:30 p.m. Each visitor two years of age and older wishing to enter the site must present a timed entry ticket.

The Ford’s Theatre Box Office opens at 8:30 a.m. for distribution of same-day, timed tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals are limited to six tickets per person for same-day tickets. Individual tickets are also available in advance for a $2.50 convenience fee through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster fees apply). Groups of 15 or more can reserve advance tickets by calling the Ford’s Theatre group sales office at (202) 638-2367 or by visiting to reserve tickets online through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster fees will apply).

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