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“Twenty-one area children from 16 countries received their citizenship through their parents Tuesday afternoon at President Lincoln’s Cottage — stowing their own homemade stovetop hats under seats as they took the Oath of Allegiance.” The Washington Post covered our youth naturalization ceremony. To view the rest of slideshow, click here.
By Alison Mitchell April 24, 2012 was an especially exciting day at President Lincoln’s Cottage as we hosted our first Naturalization Ceremony at the site. 23 children from 16 countries were sworn in as United States citizens during this special ceremony in the Emancipation Room. Sarah Taylor, Washington District Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), administered a special Oath …
During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln sought refuge from swampy, stinky Washington by living at the Soldiers’ Home. The gentle landscape of the Soldiers’ Home provided the Lincolns some respite in the middle of the Civil War. Even today, President Lincoln’s Cottage sits apart from the traffic-congested mess that downtown Washington can become. Like the Lincoln family, you can now …
By Alison Mitchell Mrs. Laura Bush, a Trustee and vocal supporter of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, first visited President Lincoln’s Cottage in November 2007 prior to our Grand Opening. Mrs. Bush recently endorsed our latest exhibit, Can Your Walk Away?, stating: “This is the ideal year to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage, the very place where Lincoln nurtured and …
We would like to give a big thanks to Penn Mutual for sponsoring our March 31st Preservation Day and for making it such a big success! Dozens of Penn Mutual volunteers took time out of their weekend to help with an array of projects including laying sod, planting, mulching, paving, waxing, and painting. Veterans of the Armed Forces Retirement Home …