Grand Opening Ceremony Today

By Erin Carlson Mast

President Lincoln’s Cottage celebrates its Grand Opening today with a ceremony featuring speakers and performances. The ceremony is by invitation, but you can tune in to C-SPAN for live coverage of the entire ceremony.  Several local stations are running stories about the opening during the morning and evening news.

The following television broadcasts are available online:

C-SPAN: President Lincoln’s Cottage Grand Opening

Fox 5 News: President Lincoln’s Cottage

NBC News 4: Area Celebrates Presidents Day By Honoring Lincoln

The site will be open to the public for the first time ever tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19th. Tickets are going fast so reserve yours online today at

Ms. Erin Mast is the Curator at President Lincoln’s Cottage.


Filed under Newsroom, Public Programs

3 responses to “Grand Opening Ceremony Today

  1. Wow, how exciting. I love C-Span’s nonchalant filming of these types of things too!

  2. D. Haan

    I watched some of the grand opening on C-Span today.
    My Dad is related to Lincoln. He is related to Nancy Hanks. My dad will be 79 in April. In fact my mom turns 79 today.
    I would like to take a tour for my dad before April 24th(his birthday). Can I take pictures? Do you have brouchures that I can send him? He will be so excited about me visiting you.
    Thank you so much for your time. I really look forward to our visit.
    D. Haan

  3. presidentlincolnscottage

    We suggest you book your tour in advance via our website:, because weekend tours for this spring are booking up fast.

    Please read all the information under “Visit” before selecting the “Tickets” link to purchase your tickets. The tickets link redirects you to Etix to purchase the actual tickets, but detailed pricing information, directions, hours, etc. is available on the main visit page.

    Still photography is permitted in the Cottage and Visitor Education Center (with the exception of the Special Exhibit Gallery) for private use. Professional photography, film, or photography for publication requires special permission and is subject to fees.

    Due to conservation concerns, photography is prohibited in the special exhibit gallery.

    All of our visitor information is available via our website: If you would like to read more about the site history, you may purchase one of the books written about President Lincoln’s Cottage from the museum store on site. A few titles are available for purchase by phone and are listed here:

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