Lincoln Memorial

David Rubenstein’s “act of ‘patriotic philanthropy’ will not only safeguard one of our most visited and recognizable memorials for future generations, but will also help preserve Lincoln’s legacy to this country.”
—SALLY JEWELL, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Lincoln Memorial Restoration Projects

On Presidents’ Day, in February 2016, Mr. Rubenstein announced his gift to restore the Lincoln Memorial, which was constructed between 1914 and 1922. The donation to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks will allow the National Park Service to repair damaged brick and marble masonry and clean the memorial; conserve the Jules Guérin murals located above the memorial’s inscriptions; create approximately 15,000 square feet of functional space including exhibit, education and research areas; and add an elevator to improve accessibility.

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