As many get ready Monday to celebrate New Year’s Eve by heading to parties around town, others will celebrate another way. In African-American churches across the country, members are gathering to welcome in the new year.
This Chinatown restaurant and karaoke bar can be a great place to spend a night out in the District. But be on the lookout for the ghost of one of the accused conspirators in Lincoln’s assassination.
Abraham Lincoln is believed to have used the opera glasses to get a better view of the stage at Ford’s Theatre on the night he was assassinated. A French Quarter antique gallery’s asking price for them is $795,000.
Typically celebrated on April 16, D.C.’s Emancipation Day celebrations kicked off Saturday, a few days before schedule due to Easter Sunday next weekend.
Virginia’s Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, ran into a familiar figure at a Cedar Rapids campaign event on Wednesday: Abraham Lincoln.
WASHINGTON – On the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, a somber event marked the very moment he was pronounced dead. Somber music from a brass band filled the air as hundreds gathered for…
WASHINGTON – It was on this day, April 14, 150 years ago that President Lincoln was assassinated. While many have visited Ford’s Theatre and its museum, the bullet that killed the president is not there. Instead,…
WASHINGTON — He was known as the “handsomest man in America” and a talented actor renowned for his physicality on stage, especially his leaps and his sword handling. He was admired by theatergoers, including President Abraham Lincoln, whom he shot at Ford’s Theatre…
WASHINGTON — President Abraham Lincoln’s top hat sits in a glass case beside the black coat he was wearing 150 years ago at Ford’s Theatre. Just feet from Lincoln’s clothing is another case containing the small…
WASHINGTON — Sometimes national tragedy can inspire a life of personal faith. Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral, remembers where he was when he learned of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther…
From ancient Greece to the American Confederacy, famous and powerful
figures have been immortalized through plaster masks sculpted during a person\’s
lifetime or immediately after their death.
As part of a new Ken Burns documentary, students are invited to learn about the now famous Gettysburg address.
Lafayette Square, behind the White House, plays host to a typically Washington bustle of high-powered staffers and tourists circulating through the park, heading to meetings and holding impromptu photo shoots among the statues. But two walking-tour guides in the city feel darker resonances among the monuments.
One of five known manuscripts of Abraham
Lincoln\’s Gettysburg Address is going on display
at the Library of Congress.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a walk along
the Lincoln Movie Trail.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.