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Click here to download our Idea Portrait lesson plan. This exercise was developed by Beverly Blackmon, a 3rd and 4th grade gifted teacher in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as part of her final project for the 2014 Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows program. Idea Portrait is designed for students in grades 3-4. Time: One 60 minute class period.
District resident Sebi Devlin-Foltz beats nearly 230 runners with a remarkable 16:42 race time. September 27, 2014. Olympic champion Joan Benoit Samuelson presented District resident Sebi Devlin-Foltz the top prize at the inaugural Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln’s Cottage on Saturday September 27th. Samuelson, the first woman to win the gold medal in the Olympic marathon at the Los …
The Civil War Washington Consortium presents An Evening for Educators at President Lincoln’s Cottage! Join us on Thursday October 7 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm and discover the array of hands-on, engaging programs the Civil War Washington Consortium has to offer for students in Kindergarten through Twelfth grade. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 2015: We are restoring and repointing the walls of the amphitheatre behind the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. Pictured below: Craftsmen from Federal Masonry Restoration are removing the granite capstones from the lower benches. Cassie Myers of Myers Conservation completed her exposures of decorative painting on the south wall of the vestibule. We are awaiting her final report …
All tours of the Cottage begin in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. While you’re here, please note the following: -photography is not permitted in the interiors of the Cottage or the Visitor Education Center -food and beverages may only be consumed in the Museum Store, in the Atrium of the Visitor Education Center, and in the picnic area …
Associate Director for Programs Callie Hawkins wrote this article on the Students Opposing Slavery program at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Originally published on the Preservation Leadership Forum blog. In February 2012, President Lincoln’s Cottage launched an exhibit on modern slavery called Can You Walk Away? Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery in the United States. Given our history and the work President Lincoln …
Welcome, Washingtonian Welcome Guide readers! 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. While residing at the Cottage, Lincoln made wartime policy decisions, crafted his reelection campaign, and, most significantly, developed the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, President Lincoln’s Cottage is open to the …