For American history buffs, there’s nothing quite like visiting the home of a former president. And when that president is one of the nation’s most revered and beloved, as is Abraham Lincoln, it’s especially meaningful to meander through his summer home in Washington, DC.
David Bruce Smith and Hope Katz Gibbs sit down for an interview with Erin Carlson Mast, executive director of President Lincoln’s Cottage at The Soldiers’ Home, which stands just 3.5 miles from the White House.
In this podcast interview, you’ll learn:
- How Lincoln traveled to and from the Cottage
- Why he once met visitors in his bed slippers
- And you’ll discover five things parents can do to make learning about history fun for their children.
- Plus, don’t miss the fun facts about Lincoln’s life to discuss tonight at the dinner table.