“There were 56 congressmen who voted against it,” he noted wryly, “and they were all from the North.”
At the cottage, interpreters are encouraged to conduct tours as a conversation about ideas and to use primary resources to “find their own Lincoln.”
I was on Harris’s last tour as a visitor. Later, I asked him to tell me what it meant to him to lead tours of the cottage.”
Pictured: Curtis Harris using the interactive tablet technology to display an image of Gordon, an enslaved man who escaped from his master and fought in the Union Army.