Lincoln’s Dead Awhile, Ford’s Theatre Vows Slow Destruction of His Bloody Clothes

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Ford’s Theater announced last year that it would morph into a center for the study of Lincoln leadership, teaching timeless lessons in the shadow of a Disneyfied assassination site.

Now the glorious plans are unfolding, and an early casualty of”opening up” Ford’s may be the bloody clothes Lincoln wore the night he was shot.  Conservators complain that the Theatre’s plans to display them in its fancy new lobby will allow ultraviolet rays to slowly destroy the garments.

But “producing director”  Paul Tetreault says the show will go on.  And Presidential museum enabler Richard Norton Smith says you can’t have a pilgrimage without relics.

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