Ford’s Theatre Society
Historic Ford’s Theatre, the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, has become Washington’s most popular setting for small-scale stage productions. This remarkable transformation was largely effected by the Ford’s Theatre Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the structure as a working theater while simultaneously preserving its unique status as a national shrine. Ford’s Theatre preserves and honors the memory of The Great Emancipator while celebrating our nation’s rich theatrical heritage. The commitment of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation to the Society’s work is reflected in its sponsorship of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows program, which brings dozens of teachers from across the country each summer to Ford’s Theatre. The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation was instrumental in the creation and development of Ford’s Theatre’s new Education and Leadership Center. Catherine B. Reynolds served as the co-chair of Ford’s Theatre’s Presidential Gala for more than a decade.