PAST EVENT: Cottage Conversation with James Oakes

James Oakes, Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, explores emancipation and the end of slavery in his new book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865. Join us on Thursday, March 21st as Professor Oakes discusses his research at Cottage Conversations, here at President Lincoln’s Cottage.

Reception: 6:00 pm at the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Lecture: 6:30 pm in 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 or RSVP, email Sahand Miraminy at 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 starts with a cocktail reception, followed by the lecture and, when an author is the speaker, a book signing.

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