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American by Belief


President Lincoln's Cottage


Washington, DC

This special exhibit, H+R's second of three for President Lincoln’s Cottage, explores the surprising relationship between Abraham Lincoln, immigration and his times. By looking at the challenges, principles and even biases of one of America’s most revered presidents, the exhibit not only seeks to deepen our understanding of Lincoln, but to help today’s audiences navigate the issue of immigration in our time. Though modest in size and budget, the exhibit asks visitors to question “who is American?” and encourages visitor participation in an ongoing, national issue. The exhibit features a custom logotype, data-driven graphics and a tactile interactive map that encourages visitor feedback, content from which is used on the Cottage's Tumblr site.

Recognition: 2016 Communication Arts Design Annual Award

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