Oh Hey Iceland: DC-President’s Lincoln’s Cottage

Cokie Roberts overcast day


When Abraham Lincoln needed to get away and think about important things (like how to stop the South from successfully leaving the Union and whether or not to abolish slavery), he rode just out of town to his cottage in what is now Northwest DC. Today, President Lincoln’s Cottage is an example of how a historic house museum can not only be relevant to the present, but also change the future.

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