Abraham Lincoln once said, “Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue.” Our heart is in the work of doing history every day, and the results speak for themselves. For example, in the past year we:
- Won three, national awards for our documentary series “Warning Signs: Lincoln’s Response to Rising Tensions in the 1850s.” The series also just received a regional Emmy nomination! The documentary was part of a larger project that included new online resources, curriculum, and public programs.
- Completed a nationwide study on the best model for our planned, multi-site effort to steward the Lincoln legacy, thanks to generous support from the National Park Foundation and individuals like you. The study is informing our next strategic plan.
- Secured two transformative gifts and are leading development of two new, groundbreaking exhibits for Lincoln Home National Historic Site, their first in over 20 years! The first-ever youth-centered exhibit in the federal site’s 50-year history is now slated to open in the historic Corneau House in the coming weeks. Simultaneously, we are leading interpretive planning and design on the first exhibit for the first structure named for a Jewish American in any NPS unit, Julius Rosenwald. His boyhood home is in the Lincoln Home NHS park.
There is so much more to come. For example, we have wrapped filming on a brand-new documentary series on Lincoln’s Lyceum Address, launched our 2023-2024 Four Score Speaker Series line-up, and are partnering with other organizations on not one but two Lincoln Symposia this fall.
Give today to the Annual Fund to support these and other important efforts. Your support gives us the resources necessary to develop creative and high-quality educational programs, exhibits, and resources that empower individuals to learn from Lincoln's life, leadership, and legacy.
Thank you for your support!