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This article was originally posted on The Inkwell, the blog of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Early on in the initial interpretive planning process at President Lincoln’s Cottage it was determined that the best way to interpret Abraham Lincoln’s favorite place in Washington, DC was with a multimedia approach. This was achieved with flexible content throughout …
Join up to 25 teachers to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and the city of Washington during the Civil War!
The Lincoln statue standing in front of President Lincoln’s Cottage, created by StudioEIS, was featured on the February 2014 cover of Washingtonian magazine. As Washingtonian notes: “[i]f the Lincoln Memorial puts Abe on a pedestal, the statue outside President Lincoln’s Cottage – at the Soldiers’ Home in Northwest DC – offers a more accessible man, life size and standing next …
Paul Kobrak of BBC4 visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to discover Lincoln’s path to the Gettysburg Address. Listen to the segment here.
“Presidential Assassinations,” a documentary produced by Voice of America’s Chinese language channel, tells the story of the four American presidents who were assassinated in office. The production team visited President Lincoln’s Cottage, and Executive Director Erin Carlson Mast shed light on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Click HERE to view the documentary.
Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act on February 27 at 1:30 pm with Rep. G. K. Butterfield. President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home are proud to partner for our annual Black History Month program. Keynote speaker Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Representative of North Carolina’s 1st District …
It would be a pleasure to welcome you for Freedom’s Eve! Tickets are $100/person, and advance ticket purchase is required. Contact Hilary Malson to purchase tickets: 202-829-0436 x31228 or HMalson@savingplaces.org. Ticket sales support President Lincoln’s Cottage, a private non-profit, and are non-refundable. Entrance to President Lincoln’s Cottage is at the intersection of Upshur Street NW and Rock Creek Church Road …
Where Washington magazine profiled President Lincoln’s Cottage in the December 2013 issue. Take a look!
Scholar Chris DeRose discusses his new work, “The Presidents’ War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War that Divided Them,” with Presidential historian Michael Beschloss. Join us on Thursday December 4th as scholar Chris DeRose, author of “The Presidents’ War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them,” speaks about his newest work with Presidential historian Michael Beschloss …
16th President’s original briefcase on view at President Lincoln’s Cottage, now through June 2014. January 10, 2014. The briefcase that held Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten notes during the Civil War returns to Washington, DC, for a six month exhibit at President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home. While living at the Cottage with his family during the summers of 1862, 1863, …