Lincoln Family at the Soldiers’ Home explores the reasons Abraham Lincoln and his family hoped to and eventually succeeded in relocating to the Soldiers’ Home three years in a row.  Why would the family go to the trouble of moving each year, only to be three short miles north of the Executive Mansion, as the White House was then known?  This exhibit demonstrates that the Lincoln’s new residence was far from a sanctuary and that living at the Soldiers’ Home brought the family closer to the war.