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Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, author of Lincoln’s Other White House, was interviewed on “Capital Conversation” Sunday, Februrary 17th. The interview includes discussion about her book and the newly opened site, President Lincoln’s Cottage, the subject of her book. Listen to Brownstein’s interview online at www.V1370.com.
By Erin Carlson Mast Today is the first day President Lincoln’s Cottage is open for public tours. All tours for today are sold-out. We strongly suggest pre-purchasing your ticket online to ensure a spot on a tour when you visit. Only a few open spaces remain on tours the rest of this week, and weekends this March and April are booking up fast. Please …
By Erin Carlson Mast President Lincoln’s Cottage celebrates its Grand Opening today with a ceremony featuring speakers and performances. The ceremony is by invitation, but you can tune in to C-SPAN for live coverage of the entire ceremony. Several local stations are running stories about the opening during the morning and evening news. The following television broadcasts are available online: …
Where Lincoln Sought Refuge in His Dark Hours By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN Published: February 14 2008 The Lincoln Cottage’s power is the power of association, its contact with a historical presence; we literally walk in a great figure’s footsteps. Lincoln Cottage: From Retreat to Monument By Andrew Councill For The New York Times Published: February 13, 2008 President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ …
By Erin Carlson Mast With opening only a couple short weeks away, finishing touches are being completed on the interior of President Lincoln’s Cottage. Yesterday, The Gfroerer Company completed hand-stitched binding and installation of woven cocoa matting in the library and drawing room.
By Erin Carlson Mast Contributed to by Mr. Rope’s Third Grade Class On January 23, 2008, Hearst Elementary 3rd Graders, their teacher, Mr. Rope, and librarian, Elizabeth Vandivier, visited President Lincoln’s Cottage. Mr. Rope’s class was the second class to visit the site after restoration work was finished and prior to the grand opening, which meant they were one of the first groups …
If you represent a group that would like to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage, please be sure to check out the Schools & Groups page on our website: http://www.lincolncottage.org/schoolsandgroups/index.htm. Here you can find group tour policies, information about school programs, and a group tour request form. All group tours must be scheduled in advance.
By Erin Carlson Mast Getting to the site is actually quite easy once you know where you’re going. President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus (formerly known as the Soldiers’ Home). The entrance to the campus is the Eagle Gate at Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street NW. The Cottage and Visitor Education Center are a few …
Lincoln’s Cottage to Open to Public By HILARY HOWARD Published: January 6, 2008 Visitors can soon visit the home where Abraham Lincoln worked on key war and emancipation strategies, and mourned the death of his son Willie. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/travel/06COMlinc.html
By Erin Carlson Mast Today at 3pm EST, President Lincoln’s Cottage Director Frank Milligan will be interviewed on Civil War Talk Radio about his forthcoming book, “Washington in Crisis: The Wartime Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865” and President Lincoln’s Cottage. The interview will be webcast live and then archived on the same site. NOTE: The interview is now available …