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/Events/Mary-Todd-Lincoln-Reconsidered/10737439929-1/.
“[T]o discover Abraham Lincoln, the man, to gain insight into who he was, how he thought, and what motivated him to make the decisions he made, President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, D.C. is the place to be.”
The New England Antiques Journal profiled President Lincoln’s Cottage in the June 2013 issue. Click here to read the article.
The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 aired an episode about archaeology in Washington, D.C. Guest speaker Ruth Trocolli, City Archaeologist for the D.C. Office of Planning’s Historic Preservation Office, highlighted President Lincoln’s Cottage as a wonderful example of archaeological excavations of the recent past.
When The Washington Post created their wedding survival guide, they profiled some of the most distinctive venues in the D.C. area. Read what they had to say about our unique venue.
If you’re still looking for the perfect place to get married and don’t like the idea of a hotel ballroom, the Washington area has plenty of great alternatives. Here are some of the most interesting local wedding venues to consider.
President Lincoln’s Cottage: If you want to give your guests an unparalleled taste of historic Washington, check out Lincoln’s Cottage, where the Civil War president spent several summers. Your wedding could take place in the house, the visitor’s center or on the lush grounds. Guests will be impressed when they see the chair “Reserved for President Lincoln.”
Interested in having your wedding at the Cottage? Visit our Site Rental page and download our brochures with information on our special event packages.
Article originally published online at www.washingtonpost.com on May 3, 2013.
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The Washington Post featured a photograph from our recent Youth Naturalization Ceremony on May 1, 2013. The following caption appeared beneath the image: “Newly minted Americans: After becoming U.S. citizens, Abdallah Solimen, right, and Nouran Solimen, second from right, pose for their father. They were among 20 children who took part in a naturalization ceremony Tuesday at Lincoln’s Cottage at the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home.”
C-SPAN’s First Ladies series featured the Cottage! Erin Carlson Mast, Executive Director at President Lincoln’s Cottage, discusses Mary’s love for the Cottage and the importance of the time she spent in residence at the Soldiers’ Home. Highlights include Mary’s recovery from a carriage accident, her attempts to connect with Willie by holding a seance, and the Cottage serving as a necessary retreat for the Lincoln family.
To view the program, visit http://firstladies.c-span.org/FirstLady/18/Mary-Lincoln.aspx and click on the “Mary Lincoln Program” tab on the right hand side of the page. The segment filmed at President Lincoln’s Cottage begins at the 26:30 mark.
Voice of America, the news broadcast institution for the State Department, recently filmed a segment on the Cottage for their international Chinese language channel. This episode marked the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination with a close look at Ford’s Theatre and President Lincoln’s Cottage. Watch the film clip (below).
Click here to view the full segment: http://www.voachinese.com/media/all/latest.html?z=1907.
BBC gameshow Mastermind recently aired its season finale, and contestant Aidan McQuade visited President Lincoln’s Cottage in his global research trip about Lincoln. His trip to the Cottage was filmed for the show!
Click here to view the segment. The segment is no longer available online.
“Voice of America” recently visited President Lincoln’s Cottage. Steve Ember discusses the history of the site in this interview, referring to it as President Lincoln’s 19th century Camp David.
Listen to the full program here: http://www.51voa.com/VOA_Special_English/This_is_America_48523.html.
The Washington Post recently profiled President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History as two of the best places to learn about the Emancipation Proclamation. To read the full article, click here.