ADMINISTRATIVE DATA (continued)
SECTION A: DEFINITION OF INTERPRETIVE OBJECTIVES
The fundamental interpretive objective of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site is to illuminate the life and character of Abraham Lincoln during the seventeen years that he lived in the Home, rather than to represent the everyday life of the period or to recapture the setting of a single event. More specifically, the Interpretive Prospectus (October 1976) for the Lincoln Home National Historic Site identifies four Interpretive Objectives for the area:
The furnishing arrangements of the Lincoln Home will play an important role in contributing to the achievement of these Interpretive Objectives. The furnishings of the Home will illustrate the developing career of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield (Objective 1), the life of the Lincoln family in the Home (Objective 2), and the manner in which Lincoln's environment reflected and influenced his social and political life (Objectives 3 & 4). Therefore, it is important that the interpretive role of the furnishings be taken into consideration throughout this document.
The Home will be furnished to its appearance in 1860 as fully and accurately as available furnishings and documentation permit.
Last Updated: 08-Feb-2004