Preservation in Progress
January 2015: We are restoring and repointing the walls of the amphitheatre behind the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. Pictured below: Craftsmen from Federal Masonry Restoration are removing the granite capstones from the lower benches.
Cassie Myers of Myers Conservation completed her exposures of decorative painting on the south wall of the vestibule. We are awaiting her final report but thus far her work has greatly helped us understand how the decorative painting on the walls of the vestibule may have looked during Lincoln’s time. In December 2014 through January 2015, we will complete the re-grading of the north elevation so that moisture runs away from the building, reinstalling site lighting and installing a new drip irrigation system.
Interested in learning more? Contact Preservation Manager Jeffrey Larry at email@example.com for more information.