A philanthropist who already has given more than $25 million to cover needed repairs and restoration of National Park Service properties in Washington, D.C., has given another $18.5 million for needed work on the Lincoln Memorial.
People seem to like numbers, and hierarchy, so here's a rundown of the leading units of the National Park System in terms of 2011 visitation. The first list combs through all 397 units in the system, while the second looks only at "national parks."
Martin Luther King, Jr., was not the only renowned African American to use the Lincoln Memorial to make a statement about racial injustice in the land of the free. On Easter Sunday 70 years ago, Marian Anderson thrilled a huge crowd with one of the most memorable concerts ever delivered on Federal property. Thank goodness a Newsreel camera crew was on hand.
While the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth has passed us by, that doesn't mean you still can't help preserve not just his memory but places in the National Park System tied to Honest Abe.
The 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth began with a bang. Given the historic ascension and rise of the first African American to the presidency of the United States, Lincoln’s relevancy is perhaps more essential today than ever before.
Tomorrow is the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. If you’re up to snuff on your Lincolnalia, you’ll do just fine on this week’s quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you recite the Gettysburg Address backwards.
There's no rest for the weary—especially if they're involved in planning and managing special events in the nation's capital. With the inauguration behind us later today, those folks can now focus on the Lincoln Bicentennial, and there will be plenty to do at a number of NPS sites, in and outside of Washington. D.C.
Some people are just too stupid to be successful criminals. Consider, for example, the guy who was wearing a court-ordered monitoring device when he robbed a man at the Lincoln Memorial bookstore.