President Lincoln did much of his nation-changing work (including developing the Emancipation Proclamation) at a cottage in northwest Washington. Since opening to the public on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in 2008, the Cottage continues its legacy as “a home for brave ideas.” Daily tours, exhibits, educational programs, and events welcome over 30,000 visitors annually, including 5,000 students. Programs are free for DC public and charter schools, and for Title I schools in Virginia and Maryland. The award-winning Students Opposing Slavery program brings together youth from around the world to learn about slavery’s history – and to develop actionable plans to fight human trafficking today. Using past histories to address present-day challenges, this innovative home redefines what a National Monument can be.

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