PAST EVENT: African American Sites of Memory


President Lincoln’s Cottage is proud to partner with the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) for our annual Black History Month Program.

This year’s program will feature Brent Leggs discussing the importance of and tools for protecting sites of African American memory.

As a national thought leader in the field of historic preservation, Brent Leggs is a Harvard Loeb Fellow and senior field officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation based in Washington, D.C. Dedicated to preserving historic places that represent the diverse heritage of our nation, Brent is author of the book, “Preserving African-American Historic Places,” which provides tools for protecting some of the most important landmarks in African-American history. Brent is the project manager for several National Treasure campaigns across the country and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.


WHEN: Friday, February 26
TIME: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Attendance for this event is free. Please note that seating is limited to the first 50 guests who RSVP.

Please gather in the atrium of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage at 1:15 pm. Program will be held in the Scott Building of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and members of the public will walk over together from the President Lincoln’s Cottage grounds.

Questions? Contact us at 202-688-3735 or at


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