September 2020 Newsletter



Dear Friends,

A new school year is upon us and with that comes new opportunities to explore, learn, and imagine.  Regardless of where you are or how school looks this year, we at President Lincoln’s Cottage are no less dedicated to providing creative, exceptional education resources and programs to teachers, families, and learners of all ages.  From Social Studies to the Open Field Project to the upcoming launch of Season 3 of our Q&Abe podcast, we have a range of unique offerings to meet different needs.  As the year evolves, we will continue to assess and adapt the needs of these audiences and what we can do to help.

The 2020-2021 school year is just one example of how our interactions with place and community need to adapt.  Place and community are so important to our health and well-being.  We cannot ignore them.  We cannot allow them to fall into disrepair.  Recognizing that, we have been relentless in our efforts to preserve and protect the Cottage itself and to develop and share transformative programs.  Typically, in September, we have our big Family Day and 5K events under the banner of Homecoming weekend.  While we cannot gather a thousand folks from across the region as we typically do, we found a way to commemorate this time of year and recognize the hundreds of veterans who call this campus home.  Details on how you can participate are included in this newsletter.  We hope you’ll join us!

Thank you for your support,



The Q&Abe Season Trailer has Dropped!

Listen below and stay tuned for the new season of our award-winning podcast investigating real visitor questions.

We have Extended our Social Studies Program for Young Learners

Our summer social studies program was so successful, we decided to keep it going! Join us Tuesdays-Thursdays in September for this outdoor, socially-distanced program on the Cottage grounds. Every week brings a new program that is safe and fun for our young learners! Click here to learn more.

Learn about our New K-12 Virtual Programming

We are offering new virtual experiences fo the ’20-’21 school year. Our programs encourage problem solving skills, develop character while building an understanding of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

Support our Heroic AFRH Veterans in our 2020 Homecoming Project

Cycling Lincoln’s Historic Commute

Lincoln’s commutes between the Cottage and the White House were formative. He passed military camps, hospitals, and “contraband camps” where formerly enslaved people lived. He interacted with wounded soldiers, self-emancipated men, women, and children, and even Walt Whitman.  On Saturday, August 8th we will be cycling Lincoln’s historic commute with DC Cycling Concierge, learning about 1860’s Washington as we go.  Join us!

Store Spotlight: Back to School Items

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