Join Petworth Arts Collaborative for this year’s first First Friday, Opera in the Park at President Lincoln's Cottage, Friday June 7th from 6-8pm..Read More
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In what’s surely a first for a Registered National Historic place and museum, President Lincoln’s Cottage, on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Petworth, will be converting the historic mansion into a rentable housing unit with AirBnB.
Now you can really sleep in the Lincoln bedroom!Read More
Mangia DC is celebrating annual National Drink Wine Day on February 17th at Lincoln’s Cottage to “spread the love and health benefits of wine.” Come out to enjoy drinks, food and the architecture and history of the Cottage.Read More
President Lincoln's Cottage has its biggest fundraiser of the year next month on May 19th and 20th (2-5pm), and like every year, it's surely going to be an awesome event. Bourbon and Bluegrass brings together a family-friendly event of food, drink, games and music on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, where President Lincoln used to vacation to get away from the White House.Read More
“We’re all immigrants,” Erin Mast said to me, describing “American by Belief,” an exhibit on immigration and refugees at President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Petworth. Ms. Mast is the Executive Director of the Cottage and spoke to me about the exhibit while they were doing the initial install.
“Some of us immigrated by choice, others by force,” she said. “This exhibit is the story of President Lincoln’s effort to encourage immigration in the US and tell the story of how people choose to come here.”
(Ed Note: This article was previously published on October 21, 2015 when the Lincoln's Cottage exhibit first opened. The article, and the immigration exhibit, are arguably even more relevant today. I recommend you check it and and add your own immigration story to the wall.)Read More
If you're a runner or someone who loves freedom AND running, then President Lincoln's Cottage has the race for you. The Annual President Lincoln’s Cottage Freedom 5K is set for Saturday, September 26th, and early, discounted registration is open now. There's even a "tot dash" for kids! Olympic champion and running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson will participate in the race for a second year.
Details about the race and a link for early bird registration after the break:Read More