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From the Director
Modern Slavery Exhibit
Survivor Goods
Specialty Tours
Interview with Brad Myles
Upcoming Programs
Cottage Conversations

March 15
Stephanie McCurry

April TBD

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From the Director

Erin Carlson MastDear Friends,
Our winter newsletter is the one we most look forward to creating for you each year. It marks the anniversary of our opening to the public on Presidents Day (four years ago in 2008), Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 (203 years ago in 1809), and gives us an opportunity to share our accomplishments from the past year as well as our plans for the coming year with all of you.


New Exhibit Opens Friday

2012 Exhibit Opening this Friday, February 17, this special exhibit will challenge perceptions of slavery in America today and raise awareness of a growing humanitarian crisis. By posing the question, “can you walk away?” this exhibit will inspire people to engage with the modern abolitionist movement and to see that slavery is an ongoing issue that requires big thinking and direct action, just as it did in Lincoln’s time.


Survivor Made Goods Now Available
earrings In honor of President Lincoln’s legacy, the Cottage is taking a very active role in selling Fair Trade merchandise, including survivor made goods. These items can be purchased in the Museum Store or on the online store. Each Fair Trade product comes with a brief description card about the company or organization and the artisans that created the product.


Specialty Tours at the Cottageexterior

Our Premium and Director’s Tours are designed for those who are looking for an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Lincoln, his beloved Cottage, and the historic grounds of the Soldier’s Home. Take advantage of this unique opportunity! To schedule a Specialty Tour of the Cottage or email or call (202)829-0436 x31232


An Interview with Bradley Myles
BMylesCallie Hawkins, Curator of Education at President Lincoln’s Cottage and the creator of Can You Walk Away?, recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bradley Myles, Polaris Project CEO, to discuss the work Polaris Project does to fight modern slavery.


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