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Lincoln's Briefcase

The briefcase that held Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten notes returns to Washington, DC for a six month exhibit at President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home. While living at the Cottage with his family during the summers of 1862, 1863, and 1864, President Lincoln carried papers in the briefcase on his daily commute to the White House. An 1864 photo album made for Tad Lincoln by the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers, a company stationed at the Cottage during the Civil War to guard the Lincoln family, will also be on view in the exhibit. The briefcase and photo album are on loan from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL, and will be on display at President Lincoln’s Cottage through the end of June 2014.

This exhibit is part of “originALs,” a series of exhibitions at President Lincoln’s Cottage highlighting original objects connected to President Abraham Lincoln that speak to the importance and complexity of the Lincoln story and relate directly to Lincoln’s time here at the Soldiers’ Home.

The briefcase is on display in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln's Cottage. The Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center is open Mon-Sat 9:30 am  - 4:30 pm and Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, and is open to the public free of charge.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Event Venue

President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington, DC
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Friday, April 25, 2014
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