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By Erin Carlson Mast This is the last weekend to view the special exhibition, “A Deep and Subtle Expression: Lincoln in Sculpture – Works from National Trust Collections, ” which closes on December 19th, 2008. The exhibition, located in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage, is open during regular visitor hours. Collections in the show are exclusively …
By Erin Carlson Mast The National Trust for Historic Preservation issued their annual 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list Wednesday, May 20th. The list highlights “important examples of the nation’s architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk for destruction or irreparable damage.”
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has launched their new website. http://www.preservationnation.org/ Visit for information about historic sites in your area, the latest news in preservation, resources for local action, and much more.
By Matt Ringelstetter Since the 1960’s, more and more attention has been placed on interpreting landscapes as historically and culturally rich in their own right—not just as attractive picture frames for preserved buildings.For this reason, historic sites have paid greater attention to recreating their landscapes in a fashion accurate to the time period they wish to represent. Old Location – …
In the summer of 2003, the Lincoln Cottage preservation team undertook a project to disassemble and salvage the porch facing the South Lawn of the property. The following notes from the preservation journal give a great example of some of the work that has been done to restore the character of the Cottage to Lincoln’s time: “Prior to the start …