The money will help repay $10 million the foundation owes on a 2007 loan for buying a collection that included the Monroe items along with others purportedly belonging to Lincoln, including a stovepipe hat
, bloodstained gloves and an 1824 book.
(There have been 43, so far.) These projects, such as making a nature sketchbook like Teddy Roosevelt's or a stovepipe hat
like Abraham Lincoln's, will keep you nearly as busy as the men who have held this very demanding job, but you'll learn a lot and have fun, too.
Thirty years ago, I marked the feast of St David wrapped in itchy tweed, nylon lace and a stovepipe hat
. A spot of poetry recitation and a bit of singing before lunch, then an early bus home in time for The Klangers.
The man gained notoriety for robbing Washington, D.C.-area convenience stores while dressed in a black topcoat, a stovepipe hat
, a fake gray beard, and wire-rimmed glasses.
Its remaining members wanted a safe haven for its memorabilia and donated a stovepipe hat
, fire horn, funeral ribbon, hat-band and cape to the company.