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“The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” a documentary series written and produced by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., covers the arc of African-American history from the 16th century to the present. President Lincoln’s Cottage is featured in the third episode, which examines the Civil War and Reconstruction. In the episode, Dr. Gates discusses emancipation with Dr. Thavolia Glymph inside the …
Voice of America TV visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to examine the legacy and power of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Associate Director for Programs Callie Hawkins shared some insights on Lincoln’s inspiring words, and one young visitor reflected on the various meanings of liberty in the 1860s. Watch the full segment here.
A message from supporter F. James Tennies: “The Cottage is a place of stunning historical authenticity and its themes are timeless and essential… Here we find a transcendence that speaks to us across the ages. In this house, Lincoln met destiny. These walls do speak, and what a story they have to tell. So give freely to the Cottage to …
DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with Dramatic Performance at Lincoln’s Washington Home
On November 19th 2013, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, visitors are invited to follow Kendrick’s lead and recite Lincoln’s most enduring words en masse from the steps of President Lincoln’s Cottage in NW Washington, DC. November 5, 2013. Ten elegant sentences that have shaped our understanding of the nation’s most divisive event will come to …
“From the outside, it doesn’t look like much — just a tattered, oversized volume with a simple cloth spine. But the 1864 diary of Albert Nelson See, a U.S. Army soldier and member of Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Guard, contains a rare, up-close perspective on a pivotal time in U.S. history.” PreservationNation, the official blog of the National Trust for Historic …
After attending the SOS Summit at President Lincoln’s Cottage, Courtney wrote this poem inspired by survivors of modern slavery. Untold Stories Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you were trapped? Trapped in the darkest part of the hour Crying Calling For help that you think will never come These clothes These shoes These corners Tell stories …
The shutdown of the federal government closed numerous D.C. destinations, but news outlets including The Washington Post, CNN, and Northern Virginia Magazine stepped in with recommendations for great alternatives that remained open, including President Lincoln’s Cottage. Image courtesy Northern Virginia Magazine.