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Preservation Update: Architectural Paint Research Conference

  Our Senior Preservationist, Jeff Larry, was in New York City last week attending the Architectural Paint Research Conference hosted by Columbia University. The conference featured conservators, experts in paint analysis and decorative painters from around the world presenting their latest
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Students Research the Soldiers' Home National Cemetery

By Erin Carlson Mast In 2004, President Lincoln’s Cottage formed a partnership with high school history teacher Paul LaRue of the Washington Senior High School in Washington Court House, Ohio.  LaRue’s Research History students had recently completed an extensive research project
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Tip of the Week: USSAH National Cemetery Burial Research

By Erin Carlson Mast We recently received a question about researching ancestors buried at the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, which is very nearby the campus where President Lincoln’s Cottage sits. The USSAH National Cemetery is managed by Arlington
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Tip of the Week: Researching the Soldiers' Home

Occasionally we receive requests for access to the Armed Forces Retirement Home (aka Soldiers’ Home)archives.   While we, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a non-profit organization, have an agreement with the Home to steward President Lincoln’s Cottage, we are not
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Tip of the Week: Researching Lincoln's Day

If you’re hoping to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage on particular date–perhaps the day the Lincolns first moved out to the Soldiers’ Home in 1862, or the day President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation the following September while still living
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Ms. Erin Carlson Mast to Step Down as CEO & Executive Director of President Lincoln's Cottage

Ms. Erin Carlson Mast announced that she will be stepping down as CEO and Executive Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage effective January 8, 2021, to take the helm as President and CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in Illinois.  The announcement follows Mast’s
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Grief in Memoriam

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Virtual Field Trips

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Emancipation at 150

Emancipation at 150: The Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation is an anthology of the latest research on the Emancipation Proclamation from leading Lincoln scholars and government officials, jointly produced by President Lincoln’s Cottage and the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
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