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For this month’s staff spotlight, we asked current and former tour guides at President Lincoln’s Cottage what their favorite question is to ask visitors on their tour of the Cottage. We hope you enjoy hearing their questions and the thoughtfulness put into each one.
Our Senior Preservationist Jeff Larry finished preservation work on the windowsills and cast iron stairs on the Cottage’s veranda. See our Instagram post written by Jeff explaining the process and how it will help keep the sills and stairs preserved going forward. IRON STAIRS Our Senior Preservationist Jeff Larry continues his hard work on our cast iron staircase: "The endless …
On the 154th anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, join us as author Candice Hooper and C-SPAN’S Susan Swain discuss Hooper’s new book, Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse. Hooper and Swain will explore the American Civil War by examining the influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant. Wives to John …
by Curtis Harris The 2016 presidential campaign has been fraught with intra-party rancor. On the Democratic side, #NeverHillary and #BernieOrBust took off when some supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders vowed to never support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as their party’s nominee. Preceding the #NeverHillary movement was the #NeverTrump groundswell within the Republican Party to curtail the eventual nomination of businessman …