Etched in Time: Douglas Stiles and Abraham Lincoln
Development Intern at the Office of External Affairs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Kate Fuljenz, explored a story of Abraham Lincoln’s gold pocket watch, from an interview with Doug Stiles, member of the Smithsonian Council for American History. Doug’s watch repairman ancestor, Jonathan Dillon, had engraved words onto Lincoln’s pocket watch at the start of the Civil War. Over 100 years later, at the National Museum of American History, Doug and his brother had the privilege of being able to open the watch and read their ancestor’s engravings. Check out more about Doug’s family ties to Lincoln in Kate’s story.