“The Better Angels” at E Street Cinema

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“The Better Angels,” a new film by Terrence Malick and A.J. Edwards, opens in selected theaters this November. Based on 19th-century interviews with Lincoln’s family members, “The Better Angels” uses glorious black and white cinematography to conjure an image of early America and shed new light on Abraham Lincoln’s formative years. Click here to view the trailer.
 
President Lincoln’s Cottage will host a screening of “The Better Angels” on Tuesday November 18 (time TBD) at Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema. Please join us and enjoy a brief introduction by Callie Hawkins, Associate Director for Programs at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
 
Landmark Theatre E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004
Entrance is located on E Street between 10th and 11th Streets NW
Tickets: click here for online purchase or call 202-783-9494

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 GarrettNEW DATE! Join us on Thursday November 20th 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.

NEW DATE! Thursday November 20th
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 – RECAP: Freedom 5K XC 2014

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Nearly 230 runners competed in the inaugural Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln’s Cottage on Saturday September 27. Special thanks to all who made this fantastic event possible, including: Honorary Host Joan Benoit Samuelson; volunteers, runners, and staff from the Armed Forces Retirement Home; Potomac River Running; local vendor Upshur Street Books; volunteers, runners, and staff from President Lincoln’s Cottage and the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and the dedicated and inspiring participants.

All photos ©Max Krupka Washington Executive Photographic Services, courtesy President Lincoln’s Cottage.

PAST EVENT: 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.

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PAST EVENT – RECAP: Family Day 2014

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Despite the rain, Family Day 2014 was a huge success and drew its biggest crowd to date! President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Armed Forces Retirement Home and No Greater Sacrifice, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the children of our nation’s fallen and wounded Service members by delivering scholarships and resources to improve their quality of life, welcomed over 900 visitors to the grounds for an array of family programs and activities.

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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.