News for the Hospitality Executive
On Thursday, September 16, 2010, in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hampton Hotels' award-winning Save-A-Landmark program, volunteers from local Hampton Hotels will help preserve President Lincoln's Cottage, a National Monument, National Trust Historic Site and priority project of Save America's Treasures. They will be joined by legendary actor, Sam Waterston, who has portrayed the president on stage and screen. President Lincoln's Cottage, a National Historic Landmark in Washington, D.C. is considered by many to be the most significant site associated with Abraham Lincoln's presidency other than the White House.
Hampton employee-volunteers will spend the day preserving the site for future generations through various projects such as conserving natural wood flooring and resurfacing cast iron balustrades and repairing the stucco exterior of the Cottage. Hampton Hotels will make a significant monetary donation to President Lincoln's Cottage in support of today's work, as well as to help fund ongoing preservation projects.
Built in 1842, the Cottage (www.lincolncottage.org) was the home of President Lincoln and his family for one-quarter of his presidency. While at this early presidential retreat, he deliberated critical issues of the Civil War and drafted the Emancipation Proclamation. September 22nd will mark the 148th anniversary of Lincoln first issuing this iconic document.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
***Official Check Presentation at 11:15 AM EST***
President Lincoln's Cottage at the Armed Forces Retirement Home at Eagle Gate
Rock Creek Church Road NW & Upshur Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
The award-winning Hampton Hotels' Save-A-Landmark program honors its 10th anniversary of preserving roadside landmarks by continuing the program's efforts at President Lincoln's Cottage, the program's 55th landmark. Save-A-Landmark brings together employee-volunteers from local Hampton hotels to help restore our nation's historical, fun and cultural landmarks. This year's theme is "All-American Landmarks," and President Lincoln's Cottage is the fifth and final landmark the program will help preserve in 2010. Each selected site signifies defining moments in our nation's past. In 2006, Hampton Hotel's Save-A-Landmark initiative was honored with the Preserve America Presidential Award. To learn more about Save-A-Landmark or to nominate a site for restoration, visit www.hamptonlandmarks.com.
On behalf of Hampton Hotels
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