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In residence: The 16th president lived here from June through November, 1862-1864. Abraham Lincoln and his family spent the hot months in this cottage about three miles north of the White House. It was a refuge not just from the swamp of Washington but also from the press of White House visitors. Read the full article here
American History TV covered our April 2013 Cottage Conversation for C-SPAN. The Honorable Frank J. Williams, editor of The Mary Lincoln Enigma, guided a lively conversation on Mary Lincoln, America’s most controversial First Lady. View the full program here: http://www.c-span.org/video/?312253-1/mary-todd-lincoln-reconsidered
After a $15 million restoration by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit organization, President Lincoln’s Cottage opened to the public for the first time in 2008, giving Americans an intimate, never-before-seen view of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and family life. Designated a National Monument by President Clinton in 2000, President Lincoln’s Cottage served as Lincoln’s family residence for …
On a hill overlooking downtown Washington is a cottage built for George W. Riggs around 1842. Architect John Skirving designed the house in the Gothic-Revival style popularized by A.J. Downing. In 1851, the estate was sold to the Federal Government, which purchased it in order to found a home for veteran soldiers. During the Civil War, President Lincoln lived in …
New Hampshire Now, a New Hampshire-based radio program, recently interviewed Erin Carlson Mast about President Lincoln, the Cottage, the Emancipation Proclamation, and even the Obama-Lincoln connection. Listen to the full interview here!
Local radio station WAMU had a piece on the Emancipation Proclamation display at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Listen to it here.
In cooperation with the Armed Forces Retirement Home, the National Trust for Historic Preservation continues to preserve and develop President Lincoln’s Cottage for the public. The Preservation of the Cottage addresses conservation issues with an emphasis on interpretive objectives. This is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency, aside from the White House, and the only site …
David M. Rubenstein loans rare signed copy to National Monument for Civil War anniversary. August 23, 2012. President Lincoln’s Cottage will be the first public venue to display a rare, signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation recently purchased by David M. Rubenstein. The historic document will be displayed in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage …
By Scott Ackerman As we move through the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 2012 has already seen the anniversary of the bloodbath at Shiloh, and of the meat-grinder known as the Seven Days Battles. This fall, Antietam and Fredericksburg will effect commemorations worthy of the soldiers who fought and died there 150 years ago. Inextricably linked to the events at …