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DIRECTOR’S LETTER Dear Friends, May is Preservation Month nationally, but every month is preservation month at President Lincoln’s Cottage, where our work is never done. In the past year, your support has enabled us to complete projects large and small, from the repair of a door hinge to the complete removal and restoration of the cast-iron stairs leading to the Cottage …
On May 23, 2019, C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain spoke at the Cottage about the new book The Presidents. The book is organized in the order of the results of C-SPAN’s 2017 Historians Survey on Presidential Leadership. Scroll below to see photos of the event.
Just this month we unveiled a totally redesigned room in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. The new community space offers visitors a chance to relax in a vibrant new setting. Read on for an interview with Callie Hawkins, Director of Programming, who spearheaded the redesigned space. What was the inspiration for redesigning the room? When thinking about redesigning the …
By Richard Moe We were saddened to learn of the passing of President Lincoln’s Cottage Chairman Emeritus Lester “Ruff” Fant III a few days ago. To honor his memory, former National Trust for Historic Preservation President and President Lincoln’s Cottage founder Richard Moe provided the following words of remembrance: This past week we lost a great friend and preservationist, Ruff …
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