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By Jeffrey Larry The results from the April 3, 2009 paint analysis, conducted by Historic Paint Finishes consultant, Matthew Mosca arrived last month at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Though an excellent photochronology dating back to the Cottage’s first paint layer was obtained, it did confirm that much more study is needed throughout the house to better understand the finishes present during President …
By Katie Needham Acoma Sky City is considered the oldest, continuously occupied settlement in the United States. The adobe community is located in New Mexico and is currently inhabited by 4,800 tribal members. The Pueblo of Acoma owns and operates Acoma Sky City. As a National Trust Historic Site, Acoma Sky City has access to the support and expertise of …
By Jeffrey Larry Typically when replacing a piece of glass in a wooden window frame, the glass is placed into the frame on a bedding of window glazing putty and held in place with some type of pin. A putty knife is then used to install glazing putty at an angle between the glass and the edge of the muntin. …
By Jeffrey Larry President Lincoln’s Cottage is only one year from completion of an extensive seven year restoration, but the job of preserving this 167 year old building is ongoing. Not long after the restoration was completed small hairline cracks became visible on the wall going up the stairs from the first to second floor and second floor to attic. …
By Erin Carlson Mast It’s official. The Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Visitor Education Center received all 44 credits the project applied for under NC 2.2 (New Construction and Major Renovations). A minimum of …
Read “True Green/Is Less More?” http://historicsites.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/true-green-is-less-more/ by Barbara Campagna, the Graham Gund Architect at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In the article, Campagna examines the installation and use of HVAC in historic buildings, using National Trust Historic Sites, Cliveden, Woodrow Wilson House, and President Lincoln’s Cottage as examples.
Today we celebrated Lincoln’s 200th birthday, with a dedication of the new Lincoln sculpture on the ellipse in front of the Cottage and the opening of a new special exhibit, “My Abraham Lincoln,” which features a cross-section of Lincolniana including original manuscripts, art, and pop culture from 6 private collections. View the event photo album here:
In celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial, PreservationNation.org has created a page featuring historic places associated with Lincoln, focusing on National Trust Historic Sites, but including many other historic sites and cultural events around the nation. http://www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/travel/lincoln-bicentennial/
The National Trust for Historic Preservation and President Lincoln’s Cottage are pleased to offer this limited edition, brass and enamel ornament of President Lincoln’s Cottage. The ornament commemorates the completed restoration of the Cottage and grand opening to the public in February 2008. Order your ornament online today! Free Fed Ex Ground shipping included. Happy holidays!
By Leslie Bouterie On Friday, December 12, the staff at President Lincoln’s Cottage, a National Trust Historic Site, hosted a holiday reception for the residents and staff of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (the campus on which the Cottage is located). The Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, bedecked with holiday wreaths, garlands, and bows, was the site for the …