Preservation Update: CSI Day of Service

CSI staff repairing picnic tables and benches behind the VEC

Last week, CSI, a destination management company in Washington, DC generously donated funds and their time to completing various preservation tasks around the Cottage grounds. CSI is a longtime partner of President Lincoln’s Cottage, and has hosted a number of events at the Cottage, including other giveback days with their corporate clients.

CSI participates in a number of projects to serve its community throughout the year. CSI President Amberlee Huggins said:

“This year, we were grateful to have been hosted by Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home. We work with Lincoln’s Cottage often with our clients, both as an events venue and a team building giveback element. We see the work that goes into preserving our nation’s historic landmarks and valued the opportunity to lend a hand. Many of our team members also have close ties to the military, so we were happy that the work done at the Cottage would contribute to the veterans’ retirement. It was an honor to be welcomed into their home and hope that they enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did.”

President Lincoln’s Cottage Senior Preservationist Jeff Larry tasked the group of 32 with various projects including prepping the latticework on the veranda for a fresh coat of paint, repairing the picnic tables, and reorganizing the Cottage basement. In addition, some teams cleaned the cobblestone gutters, planted shrubs around the Cottage, and built rocking chairs for the enjoyment of the veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. After completing their tasks, the group of volunteers hosted a festive holiday reception for the residents of the Home. Thank you for your generosity, CSI!

CSI staff constructed rocking chairs

CSI staff helped clean and prep the lattice under the veranda for paint

Cleaning the cobblestone gutters outside the Cottage’s front doors

Interested in sponsoring a preservation day of service? Get in touch with Sahand Miraminy at [email protected].

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