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Lincoln Memorial receives $18.5m gift for renovation

Philanthropist David Rubenstein is donating $18.5 million to refurbish the Lincoln Memorial and expand the education and research space, as well as to increase accessibility by adding an elevator.  

Abraham Lincoln memorial in Washington DC.
Abraham Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. Image by Mark Fischer / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Lincoln Memorial, one of the most visited and well-known monuments in Washington, DC, was opened in 1922 and is maintained by the National Parks Service. Read more at: cnn.com