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      Lincoln: A look behind the scenes at the Lincoln cottage

      The film “Lincoln” has sparked renewed interest in the 16th president thanks to Daniel Day Lewis' accurate portrait that Lincoln was a tenor.

      Erin Carlson mast serves as executive director of the Lincoln cottage where Lincoln and his family lived during the summers of his presidency. Five years ago, the national trust opened the cottage on the grounds of the armed forces retirement home to public tours just as Steven Spielberg began to plan his film .

      The cottage also got a visit from Liam Neeson, Spielberg's original choice to play Lincoln.