Millennials learn about Abraham Lincoln. (Courtesy of Ford's Theatre)
Millennials learn about Abraham Lincoln. (Courtesy of Ford's Theatre)

Young professionals ages 21-35 can enjoy after-hours access to Ford’s Theatre at “Generation Abe: Museum Night” on Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Aug. 28, Ford’s Theatre hosts “Generation Abe: History on Foot Happy Hour” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both events are part of Ford’s Theatre Society’s Generation Abe programming. Tickets for Generation Abe programming should be reserved in advance at A valid ID must be presented at check-in in the Ford’s Theatre lobby (511 10th Street NW).​

Generation Abe: Museum Night​

Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.​

Patrons mix and mingle in the Ford’s Theatre Museum, see historic artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and assassination, and explore the 19th-century theatre where President and Mrs. Lincoln attended performances. Guests meet knowledgeable staff who share information on Ford’s Theatre and its history. Each $20 ticket includes two drink vouchers. Beverages provided by On Tap.​

Generation Abe: History on Foot Happy Hour

Aug. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.​

Join 1860s Detective James McDevitt for a walking tour related to the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy with other Generation Abe history fans. Revisit the sites and reexamine the clues from the assassination investigation during the 1.6-mile journey from Ford’s Theatre toward the White House. Stick around after the tour for a drink or two with Ford’s Generation Abe Staff at the historic Round Robin Bar located inside The Willard Intercontinental Hotel. Lincoln-inspired cocktails will be on the menu just for Generation Abe. Cash bar. ​

Ford’s Theatre Society​

Since reopening in 1968, more than a hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre has celebrated Lincoln’s legacy and explored the American experience through theatre and education. Under the leadership of Director Paul R. Tetreault, Ford’s Theatre has been recognized for the superior quality of its artistic programming. With works from the Tony-nominated “Come From Away” and the nationally acclaimed “Big River” to the world premieres of “Meet John Doe,” “The Heavens Are Hung In Black,” “Liberty Smith,” “Necessary Sacrifices,” “The Widow Lincoln” and “The Guard,” Ford’s Theatre is making its mark on the American theater landscape. For its accomplishments, the organization was honored in 2008 with the National Medal of Arts.

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