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On April 14th, 145 years ago President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. To commemorate this anniversary President Lincoln’s Cottage, Ford’s Theatre and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History are celebrating his legacy through programming and activities. Each site will also be initiating discussions and history quizzes using social media through Facebook and Twitter.
April 12, 2010. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Erin Carlson Mast has been promoted to Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, effective April 1. Erin has served ably as Acting Director since January 2010. Erin has held increasingly responsible positions at the Cottage for the past seven years, most recently serving as Curator and Site …
By Katie Needham Yes, it’s true—President Abraham Lincoln may soon be fighting vampires on the silver screen. Director Tim Burton has just purchased the film rights to Seth Grahame-Smith’s newly released book, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The book, released this month, follows the life story of Lincoln, from childhood to presidency, with the added twist that Lincoln was a trained …
Perched on a hilltop in Washington, D.C., President Lincoln’s Cottage often experiences more wind and cooler temperatures than the city center. The recent winter storm dumped over a foot of snow (around 18 inches) on the Cottage–a record for December. Due to the weather, the Cottage was closed Saturday and Sunday and will be closed again on Monday. People who pre-purchased tickets …
By Katie Needham On November 18, 2009, President Lincoln’s Cottage was awarded the prestigious Volk Award from The Lincoln Forum. This is only the second year the Lincoln Forum has granted a Volk Award. The Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, Frank Milligan and Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, attended the award ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. …
Called the “first in-depth exploration of the intertwined careers of America’s greatest president and America’s greatest city, ” New York Historical Society’s “Lincoln and New York” exhibition will be the culminating presentation in the Historical Society’s Lincoln Year of exhibitions, events and public programs. The extraordinary display of original artifacts, iconic images and highly significant period documents is the Historical Society’s major …
Read “Top 10 Abraham Lincoln White House Facts” from U.S. News & World Report: http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2009/07/13/top-10-abraham-lincoln-white-house-facts.html Then check out our previous Lists of 10 that combine to make a list of “100 Things to Know” about President Lincoln’s Cottage, including lists about Abraham, Mary, and Tad Lincoln: http://en.wordpress.com/tag/100-things-to-know/
Abstract: “Environmentalists dropped rock anchors into venerable Mount Rushmore, scaling the mountain monument to unfurl an anti-global warming banner over President Abraham Lincoln’s face Wednesday.” Read the full article here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/07/09/2009-07-09_protesters_scale_rushmore_deface_abe_lincolns_face.html
By Callie Hawkins After hearing from many visitors that President Lincoln’s Cottage is Washington, DC’s best kept secret, I have become interested in finding out how our visitors hear about our site in our second year open to the public. I was intrigued one afternoon after giving a tour when a visitor told me that her family launched an “off …
Thank you to everyone who participated and voted in the 2009 Photography Contest! FIRST PLACE Congratulations to Erica Abbey for her winning photograph depicting the Lincoln sculpture in front of President Lincoln’s Cottage. Ms. Abbey’s photo will be turned into a postcard available for purchase in the President Lincoln’s Cottage Museum Store.