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This weekend 600,000-800,000 people are estimated to come to Washington, D.C. for President Obama’s second inauguration. Though the record 1.8 million estimated attendance of Obama’s first inaugural four years ago dwarfs that number, it’s still a pretty sizable number. (Fun fact: the previous Inauguration attendance record was LBJ in 1965, with roughly 1.2 million people.) So how do those numbers …
The Wall Street Journal Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib walks you through his favorite things to do in D.C., including President Lincoln’s Cottage. Originally published here.
This is the third in a weekly series of posts connecting Spielberg’s Lincoln to President Lincoln’s Cottage. (Photo courtesy of Dreamworks) “So did any of the movie, Lincoln, take place at Lincoln’s Cottage?,” people ask. “No,” we reply, “the film covers the months of December, 1864/January, 1865, and the Lincolns weren’t here during those months.” However, that doesn’t mean little …
Travel and Leisure reminded readers to add a few “under-the-radar gems” to their itineraries in the Definitive Guide to Washington, D.C. (January 2013 issue). Read the piece here.
This is the second in a weekly series of posts connecting Spielberg’s Lincoln to President Lincoln’s Cottage. Of the many light-hearted moments in Lincoln, none is delivered with as much subtlety as President Lincoln’s dedication of a new post office. Lincoln’s address is succinct and quickly concludes with, “That’s my speech.” The crowd in the film erupts with laughter and …
President Lincoln’s Cottage provides a fun and unique birthday experience for children! A Lincoln’s Hat birthday party rental lasts two hours and includes: -40 minute interactive tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage -40 minute hands-on activity (appropriate for children turning 5 through children turning 10) -40 minute birthday celebration. Birthday Party Guidelines Birthday Party Reservations
Voice of America, the official international broadcast of the U.S. State Department, produced a segment on the Emancipation Proclamation. To tell the story, they came to the source – President Lincoln’s Cottage. Learn more about Voice of America and their coverage of the Emancipation Proclamation here.
Journey to Freedom is a documentary that brings to life the startling similarities between historic slavery and human trafficking, inspiring today’s freedom fighters. Produced by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, with support from US State Dept and Google. Directed by Justin Dillon of Slavery Footprint. Scenes in Journey to Freedom were filmed at President Lincoln’s Cottage. For more information …
C-SPAN covered the December 13th Cottage Conversation with Professor Louis Masur. Watch the full lecture HERE. This program originally aired on C-SPAN 3 on January 1, 2013, the 150th anniversary of the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
David M. Rubenstein, managing director of The Carlyle Group, recently purchased a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln for $2.1 million dollars and loaned it to President Lincoln’s Cottage. The Huffington Post reported on the display. WASHINGTON — There’s a few short days to see the original Emancipation Proclamation, going on view at the National Archives for …