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American by Belief

By Callie Hawkins The United States is and always has been a nation of immigrants. On July 4, 1864, the same day the Lincoln family moved to President Lincoln’s Cottage for the last time, Abraham Lincoln signed into law An Act to Encourage Immigration . This legislation fulfilled...

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Revisioning Our Conversations on Slavery and Emancipation

Originally Posted February 18, 2016 By Curtis Harris For the last two decades, historic sites around the country have been engaged in a steady, thoughtful discussion about slavery and race. This conversation isn’t always comfortable or easy, but it happens consistently and it happens with...

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Summer 2014 Forum Journal: Stepping into the Future at Historic Sites

Historic sites are cool these days. Not because they are a place to get out the summer's heat, but because cool stuff is happening--community gardens, gatherings for student activists, performance art, surprising exhibits, and creative workshops to name just a few. And it turns out there are an...

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Section 110 and the Spirit of Stewardship

By Katry Harris, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation As we approach the 50-year mark of the enactment of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Preservation Leadership Forum has enlisted the help of preservation practitioners to take a close look at how the NHPA is used to...

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Students Opposing Slavery: Continuing Lincoln’s Fight for Freedom

By Callie Hawkins Students Opposing Slavery gathered at Lincoln Cottage this summer for a week-long summit on human trafficking and modern slavery. | Credit: President Lincoln's Cottage In...

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