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Inside the art of life and death masks (Photos)

From ancient Greece to the American Confederacy, famous and powerful figures have been immortalized through plaster masks sculpted during a person's lifetime or immediately after their death.

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:03am EDT

Tags: alicia lozano, National Portrait Gallery, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, one life, life mask, death mask, karin sander


Remembering Lincoln's historic address (Video)

As part of a new Ken Burns documentary, students are invited to learn about the now famous Gettysburg address.

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 04:52am EST

Tags: Gettysburg Address, Civil War 150th Anniversary, Andrew Mollenbeck

Walking tours explore D.C.'s darker side

Lafayette Square, behind the White House, plays host to a typically Washington bustle of high-powered staffers and tourists circulating through the park, heading to meetings and holding impromptu photo shoots among the statues. But two walking-tour guides in the city feel darker resonances among the monuments.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 02:19pm EDT

Tags: walking tours, haunted, spies, D.C. history, William Seward, Hay-Adams House, Lafayette Square, merican Institute of Architects, James Madison, Spies of Washington, Rick Massimo

Library of Congress displays Gettysburg Address

One of five known manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is going on display at the Library of Congress.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 12:13pm EDT

Tags: Library of Congress, Gettysburg Address

Lincoln among four cover designs for Va. travel guide

Honest Abe is helping to promote Virginia's tourism industry.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 03:44am EST

Tags: Virginia Tourism

Shed turkey pounds along the 'Lincoln' movie trail

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a walk along the Lincoln Movie Trail.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 07:49am EST

Tags: Jason Fraley, movies,


Hildene tour opens the door on Lincoln family life

Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin but his son built himself a mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's only child to survive to adulthood, built the Georgian Revival home, called Hildene, as a seasonal dream home for his wife Mary Harlan Lincoln and their children.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 01:29pm EST

Tags: Hildene,

Tour to retrace Lincoln's steps in Va.'s capital

President Abraham Lincoln famously walked the streets of the smoldering city of Richmond on April 4, 1865, as the capital of the Confederacy fell to Union forces.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 11:36am EDT


Spielberg's 'Lincoln' movie trailer to be revealed

The first trailer for director Steven Spielberg's movie about Abraham Lincoln is being revealed.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 03:32am EDT

Tags: Steven Spielberg, movies, joseph-gordon levitt

Petersburg hopes to capitalize on Lincoln film

Petersburg area tourism officials are hoping to capitalize on director Steven Spielberg's upcoming movie about Abraham Lincoln.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 11:18am EDT

Tags: Petersburg,

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