To celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day, Washington’s Lincoln restaurant is donating a portion of its sales to support President Lincoln’s cottage.
President Barack Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible but on two — one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.
Visitors coming to the nation’s capital for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration can’t stay in the one place President Ronald Reagan’s family once called an eight-star hotel. That spot is the White House, and it’s booked for the next four years. Still, inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options — from crashing on a friend’s couch to rooms that cost thousands of dollars a night.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is displaying a rare, signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation to mark the 150th anniversary of the order to freeing slaves during the Civil War.
From as far away as Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio they came, more than 30 members of the Bloss and Mitchell families who converged on the hallowed Civil War fighting grounds of rural Maryland.
The Library of Congress is celebrating key decisions made 150 years ago that spread access to higher education and knowledge from the wealthy to the masses.
A military medical museum in Silver Spring is celebrating 150 years of collecting body parts.
The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Flowers once attached to President Abraham Lincoln’s coffin and ribbons from mourners have joined videos and interactive displays to explore his life and legacy in a new museum and education center at the theater where Lincoln was assassinated.
Guilty. That was the plea Thursday from one of two men accused of stealing priceless historical documents from the Maryland Historical Society.
The State House dome, which is getting a new paint job, is a near-sacred place for people who appreciate its historical significance. And because people care so deeply, there is a vigorous debate going on over what color it should be.
A November 1862 letter signed by three surgeons in Hagerstown asking Lincoln to appoint a chaplain to tend to wounded and dying soldiers after the Battle of Antietam was returned to Archives officials Thursday.
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