In addition to tours and exhibits, President Lincoln’s Cottage provides the community with a diverse spectrum of public programs and special events that allow the public to experience the historic grounds in new and different ways. Our programs and events build community, share groundbreaking scholarship, advance big ideas, and foster new understanding and dialogue about the vital part of American history that unfolded here and its relation to freedom today. Our programs fulfill and support the mission of President Lincoln’s Cottage, a nonprofit public charity.
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
Entrance: Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20011. Click here for directions.
WHEN: Saturday, September 16
For the first time ever, we’re combining the Freedom 5K and Family Day for a full day of racing and fun: Homecoming. Click here to register and for more details.
Citizenship and the Civil War Edit-a-thon
WHEN: Friday, September 22
Learn to edit and contribute to Wikipedia in a room once occupied by President Abraham Lincoln! With the help of experienced Wikipedians, attendees will learn to edit and contribute to Wikipedia articles. During this event, we will focus on improving articles that fall within the theme of Citizenship during the Civil War. This event will be held at President Lincoln’s Cottage on the anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The theme for this event is inspired by the Cottage’s current exhibition, American by Belief.
Two Faces Comedy Series
WHEN: Wednesday, September 27
TIME: 7:30- 10 PM
Join us for our second-annual Two Faces Comedy series. This is a series of three comedy nights where we collaborate with the DC Improv to transform Lincoln’s living into a comedy den. Click here to purchase tickets for the first night.
Stark Mad Abolitionists: Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle over Slavery in the Civil War Era
WHEN: Thursday, September 28
Reception: 6 PM, Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Lecture: 6:30 PM, President Lincoln’s Cottage
Join us as author and former Chief Historian of the Park Service Robert Sutton discusses his book, Stark Mad Abolitionists: Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle over Slavery in the Civil War Era.
Question about a program or special event? Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage staff at 202-829-0436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.