By John O'Brien
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Discover what Washington, D.C., was like for President Abraham Lincoln under the guidance of a leading educator at a cherished Lincoln site. Jake Flack is the associate director of museum education at Ford's Theatre. In this interactive program, participants will look closely at historical and contemporary images including maps, photographs and illustrations. Flack will relate stories about President Lincoln, some of the people he met and knew , and describe events of his assassination at Ford’s Theatre. The program is on Monday, March 29 at noon. Copy and paste this link to register: https://secure2.convio.net/gwu/site/Calendar?id=117738&view=Detail
This program is offered in the D.C. Mondays program series by The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum.
Presenter Flack is pictured at right taking students through the Ford's Theatre Museum (pre-covid). He develops and manages the visit program with a focus on D.C. Public Schools students and teachers. He also oversees the summer professional development programs, Civil War Washington and Set in Stone, which brings teachers to Washington to learn about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and Reconstruction. A native Washingtonian and K–12 graduate of D.C. Public Schools, Flack has a particular interest in engaging students and teachers in the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
The Lincoln Group of D.C., John T. Elliff Scholarship supports teachers in the Ford's Theatre summer program.