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Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Program Celebrating 10th Anniversary
with Actor Sam Waterston and Hampton Volunteers to
Preserve President Lincoln's Cottage in Nation's Capital


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 ( 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.



8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
***Official Check Presentation at 11:15 AM EST***

  • Phil Cordell, Global Head, Focused Service and Hampton Brand
  • Judy Christa-Cathey, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing, Hampton Hotels
  • Sam Waterston, award-winning actor who has portrayed Lincoln on stage and screen
  • Chris Epting, author and pop-culture historian
  • Bobbie Greene McCarthy, Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation/Save America's Treasures
  • Erin Carlson Mast, Executive Director
  • Approximately 70 volunteers from local Hampton Hotels

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

  • President Lincoln's Cottage National Monument being refurbished to preserve its American history
  • Sam Waterston participating in the preservation effort alongside volunteers
  • Volunteers from local Hampton hotels preserving the site
  • President Abraham and Mary Lincoln impersonators recreating period life at the Cottage
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

Andrew Crosby
On behalf of Hampton Hotels
(901) 575-0010

Also See: Hampton Hotels Heads to Mayberry to Fix Up The Andy Griffith Show’s Old City Jail / September 2009

Hampton Hotels Adds the Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Home in De Smet, South Dakota to its List of “Save-a-Landmark” Projects / June 2008

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