Ford’s Theatre Reopening

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House

Location: Ford’s Theatre

Photos by Reflections Photography

THE EVENT: On the eve of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Washington and Hollywood’s brightest stars joined the president and first lady to celebrate the reopening of the historic theater after its recent $25 million renovation. began the festivities on a spiritual note using a violin that was last played the night Lincoln was assassinated. He was followed by former presidents , , Bill Clinton, and reading, in turn, excerpts from the “Gettysburg Address.” IN ATTENDANCE: , , , , , and also offered tributes to the 16th president.

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