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.

Cottage Conversation with Stephen Mansfied

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.

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.

The Armed Forces Retirement Home and President Lincoln’s Cottage are proud to partner on Memorial Day 2014 for a wreath-laying ceremony and guided tours of the USSAH National Cemetery. Cemetery tours are FREE and open to the public.

10:00 am: Wreath-laying at the USSAH National Cemetery, with brief remarks from the Armed Forces Retirement Home and President Lincoln’s Cottage
10:45 am: Guided tour of USSAH National Cemetery
12:30 pm: Guided tour of USSAH National Cemetery

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.

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 is generously supported by Northern Trust Corporation, David Bruce Smith, and F. James Tennies.

October 17, 2013 – Richard Moe
Author of Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War

November 21, 2013 – Chris DeRose
Author of Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President

December 5, 2013 – Kenneth Winkle
Author of Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC.

April 24, 2014 – John Taliaferro
Author of All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

May 15, 2014 – Stephen Mansfield
Author of Lincoln’s Battle With God: A President’s Struggle with Faith and What it Means for America

Time: Reception – 6:00pm, Lecture – 6:30pm
Location:
President Lincoln’s Cottage
Reception:
$10 / Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Lecture:
$10 / President Lincoln’s Cottage
Admission for Cottage Members at $250 level or above:
Free

To purchase tickets or rsvp for an upcoming Cottage Conversation, email Sahand Miraminy at SMiraminy@savingplaces.org.

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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.

PAST EVENT: Cottage Conversation with Kenneth Winkle

Kenneth Winkle, political historian and author of “Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C.,” reveals how the war transformed Abraham Lincoln and the capital city on Thursday, December 5th 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.