• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

Multimedia Presentations

Lincoln presenter Fritz Klein between performances at Lincoln Home NHS.
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Photo of President Lincoln with beard

In 1860, eleven-year-old Grace Bedell wrote to Lincoln suggesting he grow a beard to “look a great deal better.” Lincoln met Bedell on his way to Washington, giving her a hearty kiss to thank her for her idea. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois