2018 Winter and Spring Programs at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington DC
February 19, 2018 marks ten years that President Lincoln’s Cottage has been open to the public. To celebrate a decade of ground-breaking programs that shed new light on the past and provide opportunities to take action today, President Lincoln’s Cottage will roll out a series of special opportunities for visitors tied to themes of empathy, equality, justice, and freedom.
From February to November 2018, President Lincoln’s Cottage will exhibit a series of artifacts rarely displayed from its own collection as well as items on loan from public and private collections.
In addition, for ten months starting in February, President Lincoln’s Cottage will feature $10 discounted admission on ten separate days, starting with the Cottage’s exact 10-year anniversary: Monday, February 19th, President’s Day. For more information on all 10-year anniversary programming, deals, and exhibits, click here.
February 1st-July 1st, 2018
Starting February 1st, the “Freedom Documents“-miniature copies of both the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and the final Emancipation Proclamation, a broadside of the Proclamation, and an etching of the Thirteeneth Amendment-will be on loan for six months.
Cottage Conversation: Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Join us as Walter Stahr, along with Jared Peatman, founder and president of Four Score Consulting, LLC, discuss Stahr’s most recent book Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary, which tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union.
Reception: 6:00 pm
Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
(Entrance at 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW)
Lecture: 6:30 pm
President Lincoln’s Cottage
Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception.
To purchase tickets and RSVP click here.
Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above. To reserve your seat as a Cottage member $250 or above, email Joan Cummins at JCummins@lincolncottage.org or call (202) 688-3735.
Fourth Annual Lincoln Ideas Forum: We Cannot Escape History
Friday, April 13, 2018
10am – 12pm
Towards the end of the Second Annual Message to Congress in 1862, Abraham Lincoln implored his countrymen to remember that future generations would be looking back at the Civil War era: “Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history,” he wrote. “We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” this year, those stirring words serve as our theme for our fourth annual Lincoln Ideas Forum. Join us as we bring together experts, scholars, and the public in an exploration of the historic contexts of emancipation, sexual assault, hate groups, and immigration alongside the modern consquences.