PostTV, the video arm of the Washington Post, visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to take a closer look at Tad Lincoln’s cherished photo album and learn more about the Bucktail soldiers. Watch the full segment here.
President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home invited Vera Williams, Clayton Adams, and Justin Gilliam, three direct living descendants of Solomon Northup (“Twelve Years a Slave”), to speak about his legacy for Black History Month. American History TV (C-SPAN3) covered the event. Click here to watch the program online.
“The United States observes Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday on Wednesday, and after years of celebrating the 16th president’s heroic accomplishments, the Lincoln Cottage is showing a more human side of the man from Springfield, Ill… And while there will never be a shortage of praise heaped on his deeds, this year President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington is displaying artifacts that remind people there was a man behind the myth.”
Roll Call visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to take a look at our newest exhibit, featuring President Lincoln’s personal briefcase. Click here to read the full article.
Photo by Tom Williams, courtesy Roll Call.
President Lincoln’s Cottage was featured on the February 2014 cover of Washingtonian magazine. As Washingtonian notes: “[i]f the Lincoln Memorial puts Abe on a pedestal, the statue outside President Lincoln’s Cottage – at the Soldiers’ Home in Northwest DC – offers a more accessible man, life size and standing next to his horse.”
Paul Kobrak of BBC4 visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to discover Lincoln’s path to the Gettysburg Address. Listen to the segment here.
“Presidential Assassinations,” a documentary produced by Voice of America’s Chinese language channel, tells the story of the four American presidents who were assassinated in office. The production team visited President Lincoln’s Cottage, and Executive Director Erin Carlson Mast shed light on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Click HERE to view the documentary.
Approximately 300 visitors gathered on the steps of the Cottage veranda on November 19, 2013 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with mass recitations of Lincoln’s most enduring words. The following news outlets publicized and covered the program: Al Jazeera America, America’s Navy, CBS New York, NBC 4 Washington, WAMU, The Washington Post, and WTOP.
Photograph: Macy Freeman, The Washington Post.
“The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” a documentary series written and produced by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., covers the arc of African-American history from the 16th century to the present. President Lincoln’s Cottage is featured in the third episode, which examines the Civil War and Reconstruction. In the episode, Dr. Gates discusses emancipation with Dr. Thavolia Glymph inside the library at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
Watch the full episode here.