April 2022 Newsletter

Line Up for Bourbon & Bluegrass Announced

We are pleased to announce that the upstate New York band Driftwood, celebrated for their “killer live shows,” will be headlining Bourbon & Bluegrass this year. Other performers will include bluegrass legend Tray Wellington, swingin’ local band Doug Stevenson & The Spades, as well as returning favorites Hollertown and Moose Jaw. Join us for an unforgettable event!

Tickets and info here.

Our headliner Driftwood

Q&Abe Season 4 is Out and Ready for a Binge Listen

Was Lincoln a racist? Where’s all the furniture? Did Lincoln play basketball? We explore new visitor questions in the latest season of Q&Abe.
In the course of the season, we touch on Lincoln’s treatment of Native Americans, the origins of our “home for brave ideas,” and Lincoln’s wrestling prowess.

Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher / Google Podcasts

The Deadline to Apply to our SOS Summit has been extended!

Encourage the young activists in your life to apply for our 2022 Students Opposing Slavery (SOS) International Summit (June 26-July 1, 2022). The deadline has been extended to May 1, 2022.

2013 Students Opposing Slavery

SOS is a program, developed by creative and motivated high school students, to continue Abraham Lincoln’s fight for freedom by addressing issues of modern slavery. Every year young activists from around the globe come together for a week-long summit where they tackle a problem facing contemporary abolitionists. In 2016, SOS received the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Read more.

The 2022 Lincoln Ideas Forum on Grief is this Wednesday

Grief is part of our origin story at President Lincoln’s Cottage. After losing their 11- year-old son Willie in February of 1862, Abraham and Mary Lincoln sought a place to grieve quietly, so they moved to the Cottage at the Soldier’s Home.

Join us on April 13th, as we bring together experts, scholars, and the public to cultivate fierce compassion for the bereaved in a society that shies away from death and sorrow during our 2022 Lincoln Ideas Forum.

Tickets here.

President Lincoln’s Cottage in the News

  • NBC re-aired the episode of Roots Less Traveled, The Price of Freedom, part of which was filmed at and discusses the Cottage, on March 12th.
  • Kid Friendly DC talked about the Cottage in a segment on influential women and the sites that shaped them for Women’s History Month.
  • Outside promoted our Freedom 5K in their runners guide to DC.


Support our educational programs, preservation efforts and public events by making a contribution to President Lincoln’s Cottage. Donate online today.


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