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Book Displays: February ~ Presidents' Day

George Washington

Gilbert Stuart . George Washington (The Constable-Hamilton Portrait) 1797
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art




Presidents' Day

Monday February 19, 2024

Abraham Lincoln and Sojourner Truth

Abraham Lincoln and Sojourner Truth. Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 1864. c.1893. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Farewell Address

Read the full Farewell Address

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial site of the National Parks Service

Learn more about George Washington's Birthday 

George Washington's Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February.
Washington's Birthday became a legal holiday January 31,1879.
Contrary to popular belief, neither Congress nor the President has ever stipulated that the name of the holiday observed as Washington's Birthday be changed to "President's Day."

Learn more about President's Day:

Presidents Day from the Citizen Resource Center of the UCIS

Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP)

Learn more about Abraham Lincoln:

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute

The Lincoln Institute


Featured Book with a Review by Professor Robert Johnson

Selected Books on Lincoln and Washington

Presidential Culinary History & White House Cookbooks

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