A Visit to President Lincoln's Cottage

Date: 

Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1:45 - 4:00 pm

Speaker: 

  • Dr. Lauren B. Strauss

Location: 

President Lincoln's Cottage, Washington, DC

Program Series: 

  • Jewish Learning on Wheels

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President Lincoln’s Cottage is a nontraditional “museum of ideas” that takes a fresh look at Lincoln’s life and legacy in an authentic place. President Abraham Lincoln lived in a charming Gothic Revival cottage located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home for 13 months during 1862, 1863, and 1864. It was here that he developed the Emancipation Proclamation and deliberated critical issues of the Civil War. The day before his assassination, Lincoln rode out to the cottage before heading back to the White House. 

Following a brief background lecture, we will take a docent-led tour of the house and learn about the Lincoln family's experiences there during the Civil War, and then have time to explore the fascinating exhibits and the Visitor Education Center. The Cottage is a gem in the middle of Northwest D.C.!

Dr. Lauren B. Strauss, Executive Director of The Foundation for Jewish Studies and a professor of American Jewish History, will offer a brief lecture on “Abraham Lincoln and the Jews” before the beginning of our tour.


Meet at the entrance to President Lincoln's Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW,  Washington DC  20011.