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Hey Nats Fans! During the peak of the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family lived at the Soldiers’ Home, located on a picturesque hilltop in Northwest Washington, DC. That house is known today as President Lincoln’s Cottage and it’s open to the public for daily guided tours. Fans of the Washington Nationals save 50% off Adult and Child admission …
In honor of its 150th anniversary, government officials and Lincoln scholars came together at President Lincoln’s Cottage to present new insights into the Emancipation Proclamation. This free panel presentation, open to the public and co-sponsored by President Lincoln’s Cottage and the United States Commission on Civil Rights, took place on January 3, 2013 and featured Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Professor Spencer …
This post is part of our Black History Month blog series. In addition to freeing slaves in Confederate controlled areas, the Emancipation Proclamation’s biggest impact on the Civil War was that it expressly supported the recruitment and enlistment of black soldiers. Though there certainly was a mixed reaction to this measure in the Union Army, by no means did white …
The Washington Post recently profiled President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History as two of the best places to learn about the Emancipation Proclamation. To read the full article, click here.
This post is part of our Black History Month blog series. Though many black leaders decried Lincoln’s tardy efforts to act definitively on slavery, when he finally did release the Emancipation Proclamation, both the freed and enslaved African-American community rejoiced at this decisive step towards freedom. Today’s black history month post will highlight a few of these responses.
Staff from President Lincoln’s Cottage reflect on five years of being open to the public in this video, “The Unfinished Work.”
New Hampshire Now, a New Hampshire-based radio program, recently interviewed Erin Carlson Mast about President Lincoln, the Cottage, the Emancipation Proclamation, and even the Obama-Lincoln connection. Listen to the full interview here!
The following post is part 6 in a blog series following Callie Hawkins, Associate Director for Programs at President Lincoln’s Cottage, in Southeast Asia on an awareness trip inspired by our current special exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Can You Walk Away?. For more information on our Emancipation 150 activities, Can You Walk Away?, and slavery …
This post is part of our Black History Month blog series. Our most recent Cottage Conversation featured Dr. Craig Symonds, who spoke to the crowd about the Union and Confederate naval campaigns. Dr. Symonds shared countless stories of the Civil War at sea, and one such story centered around Robert Smalls, an enslaved African-American who captured a Confederate ship and …