PAST EVENT: Cottage Conversation with Jason Silverman and Ben Johnson

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Dr. Jason Silverman discusses his new work, “Lincoln and the Immigrant,” with Ben Johnson, Executive Director of the American Immigration Council.

Join us Thursday, October 15, as historian Jason Silverman, author of Lincoln and the Immigrant, examines Abraham Lincoln’s immigration policy amid the Civil War. Dr. Silverman will be joined by Ben Johnson, the Executive Director of the American Immigration Council, to discuss and compare immigration policy during Lincoln’s era and contemporary immigration policy debates.
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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 [email protected] or call (202) 688-3735.

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.



PS – Our latest special exhibit, American by Belief, will open Friday, October 16. This new exhibit will explore American immigration policy and Lincoln’s beliefs on immigration. This special exhibit will remain open for two years.

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