A couple weeks ago, I was invited by the Ford’s Theatre Society to take part in a focus group for Lincoln enthusiasts. The purpose of the focus group was to gauge our interest and experience using websites as educational tools. The Ford’s Theatre Society is preparing to launch an exciting new project which will coincide with the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination next year. It is entitled the “Remembering Lincoln” project and will involve a website geared around the aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination and the national reaction towards his death. As part of their preparation for this project, the Ford’s Theatre Society would love to hear your input about what interests you about the Lincoln assassination and what ideas you might have for the “Remembering Lincoln” site. They asked me if I would be willing to spread the word about a survey that they will be conducting over the next few days, which I am more than happy to do.
Please, as soon as possible, take the short survey created by the Ford’s Theatre Society linked above and provide your thoughts on a new website to teach about Lincoln’s assassination. If you complete the survey, you will be entered into a drawing to win a new book about the history of Ford’s Theatre. Even if you don’t win the book, however, you’ll still be helping an important institution in the Lincoln assassination saga develop their programming and strengthen their mission of educating the public about Lincoln’s last day. The survey will only stay up for a few days, so please let your voice be heard soon. They would love to get as many responses as they can in that time in order to help them craft the “Remembering Lincoln” website in a way that would be useful and enjoyable to you.