Family Day 2014

Join President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and enjoy these grounds as the Lincoln family did. Family members of all ages will enjoy the live entertainment and creative activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers’ Home! Mark your calendars and join us in the fall for a petting zoo, DIY top hats, food vendors, and a Civil War encampment.

Advanced registration requested; click here to register online.

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Cottage Conversations

What better place to learn about Abraham Lincoln than the home he loved so much? Join us for Cottage Conversations. This lecture series in the Cottage offers relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program starts with a cocktail reception, followed by the lecture and, when an author is the speaker, a book signing.

The 2013-2014 season of Cottage Conversations has ended. Many thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting the season’s programming: Northern Trust Corporation, David Bruce Smith, and F. James Tennies.

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PAST EVENT: Memorial Day Tours of USSAH National Cemetery

Commemorate Memorial Day with guided tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home (USSAH) National Cemetery, the first National Cemetery created during the Civil War and the predecessor to Arlington National Cemetery.

headerThe Armed Forces Retirement Home and President Lincoln’s Cottage are proud to partner on Memorial Day (Monday May 26, 2014) for a wreath-laying ceremony and guided tours of the USSAH National Cemetery. Cemetery tours and wreath-laying ceremony are FREE and open to the public.
Reservations requested. Click HERE to register.

Wreath Laying at the Cemetery
10:00 am. FREE. Meet at bandstand adjacent to Cottage at 9:30 am.

Cemetery Tours
10:45 am and 12:30 pm. FREE. Meet at bandstand adjacent to Cottage at 10:15 am and 12:00 pm.

Cottage Tours
On the hour. First tour – 10:00 am, last tour – 3:00 pm. Regular ticket costs apply. Advanced purchase strongly recommended – purchase
online or call 202-829-0436 to reserve tickets.

Pack a picnic lunch so you can enjoy the beautiful grounds and cool breezes on this historic hilltop after your tours. Picnic tables and ample lawn space on the President Lincoln’s Cottage grounds are open to the public.

PAST EVENT: Cottage Conversation with Stephen Mansfield

Stephen Mansfield, author of “Lincoln’s Battle with God: A President’s Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America,” explores the religious life of Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, May 15 2014 at President Lincoln’s Cottage.

Reception: 6:00 pm, Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Lecture: 6:30 pm, President Lincoln’s Cottage
Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception.
Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above.

To purchase tickets and RSVP, email Sahand Miraminy at SMiraminy@savingplaces.org or call (202) 829-0436 ext. 31232.

Cottage Conversations offers relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by the lecture, and concludes with a book signing.

PAST EVENT: Cottage Conversation with John Taliaferro

John Taliaferro, author of “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt,” examines the extraordinary life of John Hay on Thursday, April 24 2014 at President Lincoln’s Cottage.

Reception: 6:00 pm, Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Lecture: 6:30 pm, President Lincoln’s Cottage
Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception.
Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above.

To purchase tickets and RSVP, email Sahand Miraminy at SMiraminy@savingplaces.org or call (202) 829-0436 ext. 31232.

Cottage Conversations offers relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by the lecture, and concludes with a book signing.

PAST EVENT: Celebrate DC Emancipation Day!

On April 16, 1862, President Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Join us in celebrating the 152nd anniversary of emancipation in DC!

DCED-fbTake home a free printed scroll of the D.C. Emancipation Act after a tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage on April 16, 2014.

Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur Street NW, down the street from the Cottage) is proud to donate a portion of all sales on Wednesday April 16, 2014 to support President Lincoln’s Cottage. Open from 4 pm – 1 am!

PAST EVENT: “12 Years a Slave” Screening and Lecture

President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home are proud to commemorate Black History Month with a FREE screening of “12 Years a Slave,” the critically-acclaimed film adaptation of Solomon Northup’s harrowing odyssey. Join us for the screening at 6:00 pm on Thursday February 27, and then return to the Cottage for a program at 1:30 pm on Friday February 28 featuring Vera Williams, Clayton Adams, and Justin Gilliam, three direct living descendants of Solomon Northup.

UPDATE: The screening and program are at capacity, and we are adding all reservations to a waiting list. Reservations required due to limited capacity. Email HMalson@savingplaces.org or call 202-829-0436 x31228 to reserve your space at the screening and/or lecture.

Photo courtesy Fox Searchlight.

PAST EVENT: Freedom’s Eve: Ring in the New Year at President Lincoln’s Cottage!

Ring in the New Year at President Lincoln’s Cottage!

President Lincoln’s Cottage hosts Freedom’s Eve, a New Year’s Eve party, to celebrate the 151st anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Tuesday, December 31st 2013 from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. At the stroke of midnight, January 1, 1863, thousands of men, women and children celebrated as the Emancipation Proclamation finally took effect. To celebrate the 151st anniversary of that electric moment, President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation, invites the public to Freedom’s Eve—a party with meaning.

Freedom’s Eve features live music, a dessert buffet, and drinks. Admission to Freedom’s Eve is by advanced ticket purchase only.

Railsplitter (under 40 yrs.): $100/person
President: $150/person
Emancipator (includes limited edition gift): $250/person

Ticket sales support President Lincoln’s Cottage, a private non-profit. For ticket sales or more information, contact Hilary Malson at 202-829-0436 x31228 or HMalson@savingplaces.org.

Entrance to President Lincoln’s Cottage is at the intersection of Upshur Street NW and Rock Creek Church Road NW. Free on-site parking is available.