Interviews With Historians


To escape the both the heat of Washington summers as well as the crowds that would inundate both him and his family at the White House, President Lincoln and his family spent significant amounts of time during his presidency at a cottage just about 3 miles from the White House.

In this program, learn the story of Lincoln’s time there as we offer the most extensive view ever on video of Lincoln’s Summer Cottage. Located at one of the highest points in Washington, DC, this rarely seen place on the grounds of the US Soldiers home was just recently redone and refurbished to accurately reflect its look and function during the years that Lincoln, Mary, and his sons stayed there. World renowned Lincoln historians Edna Greene Medford, Matthew Pinsker, and Lincoln Cottage Director Frank Milligan help tell the story of this little known presidential hideaway.

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