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By Erin Carlson Mast Contributed to by Mr. Rope’s Third Grade Class On January 23, 2008, Hearst Elementary 3rd Graders, their teacher, Mr. Rope, and librarian, Elizabeth Vandivier, visited President Lincoln’s Cottage. Mr. Rope’s class was the second class to visit the site after restoration work was finished and prior to the grand opening, which meant they were one of the first groups …
If you represent a group that would like to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage, please be sure to check out the Schools & Groups page on our website: /schoolsandgroups/index.htm. Here you can find group tour policies, information about school programs, and a group tour request form. All group tours must be scheduled in advance.
By Erin Carlson Mast Getting to the site is actually quite easy once you know where you’re going. President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus (formerly known as the Soldiers’ Home). The entrance to the campus is the Eagle Gate at Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street NW. The Cottage and Visitor Education Center are a few …
Lincoln’s Cottage to Open to Public By HILARY HOWARD Published: January 6, 2008 Visitors can soon visit the home where Abraham Lincoln worked on key war and emancipation strategies, and mourned the death of his son Willie. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/travel/06COMlinc.html
By Erin Carlson Mast Today at 3pm EST, President Lincoln’s Cottage Director Frank Milligan will be interviewed on Civil War Talk Radio about his forthcoming book, “Washington in Crisis: The Wartime Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865” and President Lincoln’s Cottage. The interview will be webcast live and then archived on the same site. NOTE: The interview is now available …
By Erin Carlson Mast The January/February 2008 issue of Preservation Magazine focuses on the growing effort to merge preservation with sustainable design and features an article on the efforts at President Lincoln’s Cottage to use “green” practices in the restoration effort on both buildings. The President Lincoln’s Cottage Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, housed in a renovated 1904-5 building, is expected to earn a LEED silver rating. Ms. Erin Mast …