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Beginning Tuesday January 7th, we are partnering with the Justice Arts Coalition to exhibit artwork inside Lincoln’s Cottage from artists who have been incarcerated. The Justice Arts Coalition unites teaching artists, arts advocates, incarcerated artists, and their loved ones in an effort to build and support a common agenda and provide a unique voice in public dialogue around the intersection of the …
Beginning Friday, December 20th we will be highlighting prints and other objects from our collection by interpreting them through the hit song “Boys” — a retro funk song from soulful, popular singer, Lizzo. See her ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ on NPR here. The exhibit will be on display in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Center.
The trailer for Season 2 of our podcast Q & Abe is now available: New episodes will drop in January. Q & Abe delves into difficult questions raised by visitors while touring the Cottage. You can learn more and listen to Season 1 here. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher / Google Podcasts
By Dennis H. Cremin Historians use various lenses to view and focus in on the subject of their research. In the case of Abraham Lincoln, the lens varies depending on where you encounter him. At his home in Springfield, Illinois, the National Park Service uses the lens of domestic life to focus on Lincoln’s family, friends, and business associates. By comparison, …