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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.

Presidential Pets

June 24, 2012 Posted by: Nicole DeLuca, Park Ranger

From dogs to bears these first families had them all. But like the saying goes, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog!"

 

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?

First Lady Taft

First Lady Helen Herron Taft, noted for accepting the gift of the cherry trees to Washington D.C., was also noted for beautifing the city by encouraging flower "clubs" to add plants to the landscape. More...