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Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Secret Symbol of the Lincoln Memorial

June 23, 2013 Posted by: Nathan King, Park Ranger

Decoding the hidden message in the Lincoln Memorial. Spoiler alert: it's not in his hair.

 

Learning from Collections: From Stone Carver to Lawyer

June 19, 2012 Posted by: Allison Dixon, Museum Technician

Anthony LaManna wrote about his time working at the Lincoln Memorial and how it changed the path of his life. "I had no more idea of studying law than the man on the moon, until I started working in the Lincoln Memorial."

 

90th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial

May 30, 2012 Posted by: Matt Furman, Park Ranger

The construction and dedication of this memorial not only stood as a symbol of one our great presidents, but also as a temple to our reunification as a people. Despite the construction of the Lincoln Memorial, the nation would have a long way to go toward the completion of those ideals for which Abraham Lincoln stood.

 

Doctor Lincoln?

January 16, 2012 Posted by: Lowell Fry, Park Ranger

It is not widely known that the honorary title of "doctor" was bestowed upon Lincoln by those in academia.

 

Did You Know?

WWIIdyk

The 56 columns that ring the World War II Memorial list the U.S. states and territories involved in the conflict. They are arranged in the order in which they joined the Union, alternating from one side to the other.