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President Lincoln’s Cottage was honored to welcome The Jack Kemp Foundation back to the Emancipation Room for their “Vision For the American Idea” interview series. The Jack Kemp Foundation is interviewing 2016 presidential candidates for the series. On July 14, Foundation President Jimmy Kemp and former Senator Joe Lieberman interviewed Senator Ted Cruz on his vision for the nation. The …
Don Doyle talked about his book The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, in which he recounts the global reaction to the Civil War. In his book, the author reports that the North and South engaged foreign diplomats to promote their cause, the North to prevent foreign interference and the South to gain support. He also said …
Notable thinkers convened at President Lincoln’s Cottage for a dynamic symposium exploring the intersection of President Lincoln’s life and legacy with contemporary issues including immigration, human trafficking, architectural phenomenology, presidential safety, and equity in education. Enjoy a video of this program: Featured speakers for the 2015 Lincoln Ideas Forum included: Adam Goodheart of Washington College, Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris …
Abraham Lincoln last rode out to the Soldiers’ Home on April 13 1865, one day before his assassination. We retraced Lincoln’s final commute on horseback from the White House to the Soldiers’ Home on April 13 2015, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his final visit. Horses and riders from the Fort Myer Caisson Platoon and from the Goshen Hounds …
“Scholars have worked for years to bring the life of Abraham Lincoln into sharper resolution. Michael Rogers thinks he can get it within five millimeters. The professor of physics and astronomy at Ithaca College is spending a week measuring every bit — and byte — of Lincoln’s summer cottage in Northwest Washington with a 3-D laser scanner. When he and …
Watch and discover the authenticity of President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Lincoln family’s beloved home in Washington, DC. This video was created by Groupon.
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PostTV, the video arm of the Washington Post, visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to take a closer look at Tad Lincoln’s cherished photo album and learn more about the Bucktail soldiers. Watch the full segment here.
President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home invited Vera Williams, Clayton Adams, and Justin Gilliam, three direct living descendants of Solomon Northup (“Twelve Years a Slave”), to speak about his legacy for Black History Month. American History TV (C-SPAN3) covered the event. Click here to watch the program online.
This article was originally posted on The Inkwell, the blog of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Early on in the initial interpretive planning process at President Lincoln’s Cottage it was determined that the best way to interpret Abraham Lincoln’s favorite place in Washington, DC was with a multimedia approach. This was achieved with flexible content throughout …