• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

Multimedia Presentations

Fritz-Klein-at-computer
Lincoln presenter Fritz Klein between performances at Lincoln Home NHS.
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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