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PostTV, the video arm of the Washington Post, visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to take a closer look at Tad Lincoln’s cherished photo album and learn more about the Bucktail soldiers. Watch the full segment here.
President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home invited Vera Williams, Clayton Adams, and Justin Gilliam, three direct living descendants of Solomon Northup (“Twelve Years a Slave”), to speak about his legacy for Black History Month. American History TV (C-SPAN3) covered the event. Click here to watch the program online.
“The United States observes Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday on Wednesday, and after years of celebrating the 16th president’s heroic accomplishments, the Lincoln Cottage is showing a more human side of the man from Springfield, Ill… And while there will never be a shortage of praise heaped on his deeds, this year President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington …
Support Students Opposing Slavery! President Lincoln’s Cottage invites you to a reception benefiting SOS. Enjoy live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to learn more about SOS from student participants. Thursday June 26, 2014 6:00pm – 7:30pm $100 per guest RSVP to Hilary Malson at 202-829-0436 ext. 31228. Advance payment required.
VAntage Point, the blog of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to learn more about Lincoln’s life at the Soldiers’ Home, where he interacted with veterans on a daily basis. Read the full piece here or watch a full news clip here.
Are you looking to have a meal before or after your Cottage tour? On a nice day, pack a picnic and enjoy our picnic tables, located on the lawn behind the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center (we’re known as a top DC picnic spot). Another option is to try a local restaurant – these great restaurants located nearby are …
President Lincoln’s Cottage thanks the following supporters for their generous contributions in 2013: $100,000+ Robert H. Smith Family Foundation $50,000+ MARPAT Foundation $25,000+ Jean Baderschneider Kirkland & Ellis LLP James Lynch Pulvermann Trust $10,000+ The Newburger-Schwartz Family Foundation The Richard Schwartz Family Foundation David Bruce Smith Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP $5,000+ Michael and Susan Kahn Rick and Karen Murphy …
This article was originally posted on The Inkwell, the blog of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Early on in the initial interpretive planning process at President Lincoln’s Cottage it was determined that the best way to interpret Abraham Lincoln’s favorite place in Washington, DC was with a multimedia approach. This was achieved with flexible content throughout …
Join up to 25 teachers to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and the city of Washington during the Civil War!