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Lincoln movie and White House floor plans

There’s more to this weekend than simply watching the Kansas City Chiefs go 1-9.

It’s Lincoln weekend. As in the movie Lincoln. As in Daniel Day Lewis as Honest Abe pushing through the 13th amendment Lincoln. You know . . . the movie for History geeks Lincoln.

It’s a big deal. Well . . . it’s a big deal for me. I’ve always been a Lincoln fan. One of the greatest American presidents. I love the Civil War period and, wait for it . . . I was born on February 12, the same birth date as Lincoln.

So. A big deal.

Obviously loving the story and the content of the movie but I’m also interested in the sidebar sorts of stuff. And I’ve run across a variety of interesting things. One of the most interesting for me is a Lincoln website that showcases that floor plan and history of the Lincoln White House.

Kinda cool. Start with the first floor layout and be sure to click on the interactive bits to learn more about the rooms on each floor. Then head back to the main page to get more info on Lincoln and his time period.

Then I got sidetracked comparing Lincoln’s White House to the current version. So if you’re a history geek like me, you’ll find the following interesting as well:

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  1. H. Machtay #

    I had the good fortune to see a preview of Spielberg’s LINCOLN and I loved it. Very moving and lots of interest for Social Studies classes (Was Congress really that rowdy and rude?). For me, the movie is stolen by Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens.

    November 15, 2012

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