Mary Lincoln: C-SPAN films Cottage for First Ladies Series


C-SPAN’s First Ladies series featured the Cottage! Erin Carlson Mast, Executive Director at President Lincoln’s Cottage, discusses Mary’s love for the Cottage and the importance of the time she spent in residence at the Soldiers’ Home. Highlights include Mary’s recovery from a carriage accident, her attempts to connect with Willie by holding a seance, and the Cottage serving as a necessary retreat for the Lincoln family.

To view the program, visit and click on the “Mary Lincoln Program” tab on the right hand side of the page. The segment filmed at President Lincoln’s Cottage begins at the 26:30 mark.

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