Run the Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln’s Cottage

Run in Lincoln’s footsteps with Joan Benoit Samuelson at the 1st annual Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln’s Cottage!

Joanie 2On September 27 at 8:00 am, join Olympic champion and running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson at the first annual Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln’s Cottage! After winning the Boston Marathon twice, Ms. Benoit Samuelson went on to become the first woman to ever win the gold medal in the Olympic marathon at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

The Freedom 5K XC, a unique cross country event open to the general public, provides a rare opportunity for runners and walkers alike to race on the 250-acre Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) campus, where President Lincoln and his family resided during his presidency. The race traverses the picturesque AFRH grounds, on roads and paths that wind past ponds, woods, and fields. As a cross country-style course, the running surface will include paved and unpaved pathways. The run culminates at President Lincoln’s Cottage, “the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation,” where Lincoln developed his seminal document in our country’s ongoing struggle for freedom.

Freedom5K_LOGO_smallWHEN: Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 am.
WHERE: President Lincoln’s Cottage. Entrance: Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road, Washington DC 20011 [click here for directions].
FEE: $40 per person. All proceeds and donations support preservation, award-winning programs, and innovative initiatives such as the Students Opposing Slavery program at President Lincoln’s Cottage, the only privately funded National Monument in the nation.
REGISTRATION: Register online at https://prracing.enmotive.com/events/register/53d8e6e5-3624-4ce1-ab60-6333c0a86523.
CONTACT: Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage with any questions at 202-829-0436 or Freedom5k@savingplaces.org.

Fall Fest at the Soldiers’ Home

Celebrate Fall Fest at the Soldiers’ Home on Sunday October 5, from 10 am through 4 pm!

Lincoln Summer Home Fall by Carol MEnjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including: an Antique Car Show, beer and bourbon tasting tents, children’s games and activities, golfing, live music, a military drill team, and tours of buildings in the historic core of the Soldiers’ Home campus, including the Sherman Tower.

This event is hosted by the Armed Forces Retirement Home, in partnership with President Lincoln’s Cottage, Double Nickels Theater Company, Friends of Soldiers’ Home, Military District of Washington, and Creative Minds International Public Charter School. Special thanks to our partners DC Brau and Woodford Reserve for donating craft beer and bourbon for our program.

 

Cottage Conversation with Harold Holzer and Major Garrett

Cottage Conversations, the signature lecture series at President Lincoln’s Cottage, returns with a new conversational format.

Holzer GarrettJoin us on Thursday October 16th as Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author of “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion,” speaks about the presidency and the press with CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett.

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 Michelle Martz at MMartz@savingplaces.org or call (202) 829-0436 ext. 31224.

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.

Cottage Conversation with Chris DeRose and Michael Beschloss

Scholar Chris DeRose discussed his new work, “The Presidents’ War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War that Divided Them,” with Presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

DeRose-BeschlossJoin us on Thursday December 4th as scholar Chris DeRose, author of “The Presidents’ War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them,” speaks about his newest work with Presidential historian Michael Beschloss in the Emancipation Room 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 Michelle Martz at MMartz@savingplaces.org or call (202) 829-0436 ext. 31224.

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.

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. Now in its 7th year, the 2014-2015 season of Cottage Conversations features a notable guest interviewing a Lincoln scholar. The program starts with a cocktail reception, is followed by the conversation and concludes with a book signing.

The 2014-2015 season of Cottage Conversations is made possible with generous support from: Mr. David Bruce Smith, Mr. James Tennies, and Mr. Matthew Tennies.

Thursday October 16th
Harold Holzer, author of “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion,” speaks with CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett.

Thursday December 4th
Chris DeRose, author of “The Presidents’ War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them,” speaks with presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

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PAST EVENT: Family Day 2014

Join President Lincoln’s Cottage, No Greater Sacrifice, 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! Activities include: a petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts (including a top hat station and card marking for veterans), food vendors and picnic grounds, live music from the U.S. Army Brass Quintet, and a Civil War encampment featuring the Pennsylvania Bucktail Soldiers.

Advanced registration requested; click here to register online. Note: this event will happen rain or shine.

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President Lincoln’s Cottage is pleased to partner with No Greater Sacrifice and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Family Day.

PAST EVENT: Museum Sidewalk Sale

Get deals on unique items from a dozen museum stores at the Kennedy Center Sidewalk Sale on September 6th!

MuseumSidewalkSale2Shop the best selection of merchandise from Washington-area cultural centers at bargain basement prices! Deals on clearance and one-of-a-kind items are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as long as supplies last. Featuring: President Lincoln’s Cottage, The Kennedy Center, America’s National Parks Stores, Brookside Gardens, EAA Gift Shop at Langley, Folger Shakespeare Theater, Friends of the National Zoo, International Spy Museum, The Navy Museum Store, The Supreme Court, Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, and The Walters Art Museum.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday September 6.
Main atrium of Kennedy Center: 2700 F Street NW, Washington DC 20566. 2 hours free parking at the Kennedy Center garage.

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.