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The latest edition of the Cottage Courier is now available on our website! Stay up-to-date with all that is happening at President Lincoln’s Cottage by subscribing to receive our quarterly e-newsletter. In the fall edition, readers can preview two upcoming exhibits that will be on view in the Robert H. Smith Vistior Education Center at the Cottage. “Seat of War: …
By Kerry Plunkett Every year around this time, I start to think of traditions. Every family has their own. This week as families and friends across the country gather to celebrate Thanksgiving together, I was inspired to start a new tradition with my family. Watching people scour the markets and grocery stores desperately trying to find the last ingredients for …
By Niles Anderegg and Rebecca Downes As we celebrate our veterans and remember those who are no longer with us, it is important to think about how we, as a country, have dealt with our veterans in the past. Veterans Day as a national holiday is a 20th century invention born out of the tragedy of the First World War. …
The following video is a testimonial from a D.C. school teacher who visited the Cottage with her students in 2011. Copyright: National Trust for Historic Preservation 2011.
President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Office of the Historian of the U.S. Department of State are hosting a public program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), the flagship publication of the Department’s Office of the Historian. Join Burrus Carnahan, noted Civil War and Lincoln author and scholar as he interviews Dr. Aaron Marrs, …