Haul of Presidents

What if you threw an inauguration and every president — dead ones included — came? There would be a lot of grousing (“My hair did NOT look like that”) and some hurt feelings (“THAT’s my legacy?”). To ease these bruised egos, we found locations at which to honor each commander in chief, even the lousy […]

President Lincoln’s Cottage

Abraham Lincoln had two homes while in office: the White House and this 34-room “cottage” — the word refers to the style, not size — on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home, a haven for retired or disabled veterans. (It’s still in use, now called the Armed Forces Retirement Home.) Here the Lincoln family lived […]

By Explore D.C. | Exhibits | November 29, 2012