“A good time was had by all!”
The tapping of telegraph keys and the click clack of a model Pullman train circling the Welcome Center, the bleating of the goats and the laughter of children, carols played on the organ in the house dressed in its holiday finery; they are the sounds of fun and wonder and yes, learning.
We continue the celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and it’s evident by our permanent collection of artifacts on display in an insightful interpretation of our best loved president and one of his best known speeches: “The American Ideal: Abraham Lincoln and the Second Inaugural”.
Last Best Hope
President Lincoln appealed to “the better angels of our nature” when he urged citizens to rededicate themselves to the promise of American democracy as “the last best hope of earth.” Award-winning producer and director Daniel Karslake will likewise reawaken “the better angels of our nature” when he delivers the inaugural talk for Hildene’s Last Best Hope series. On Thursday, September 18, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, at Hildene, Mr. Karslake will explore what it means to rise above cynicism and to find fulfillment in choosing action over apathy in order to make the world a better place. The annual Last Best Hope series seeks to inspire people to become a part of something larger than themselves echoing Hildene’s mission: Values into Action.