Join up to 25 teachers to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and the city of Washington during the Civil War!
-Learn about the contraband camps and Emancipation Day as you follow Abraham Lincoln’s commute to and from President Lincoln’s Cottage;
-Walk in the footsteps of Lincoln, his “Team of Rivals,” and Confederate spies who plotted against him at Ford’s Theatre;
-Experience the home of a southern sympathizer in historic Georgetown, and learn how she saved her beloved estate from the Union army; and
-Visit historic Anacostia and the beautiful home of Frederick Douglass as he helped raise up the formerly enslaved during and after Reconstruction.
SESSION I (3rd – 12th Grade) Evening of June 22 – June 27, 2014
Application due April 11, 2014 | Download application
FREE for qualifying teachers in the D.C. area
SESSION II (Boarders, all grades) Evening of July 13 – July 18, 2014
Application due April 4, 2014 | Download application
$600 – shared room and airfare | $1000 – single room and airfare
2014 Fellows reflect on their experience in this video:
Hosted by the Civil War Washington Consortium: Ford’s Theatre Society; Frederick Douglass National Historic Site; Tudor Place Historic House and Garden and President Lincoln’s Cottage. Funded by the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. Please contact us to receive more information about the Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowships.