President Lincoln’s Cottage, which does so much to preserve the history of the Armed Forces Retirement Home-DC campus, has two big events coming up. The second-annual Freedom 5K featuring running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson is Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8am. Early-bird registration at a cost of $25 ends Aug. 26. Register here.

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all images copyright Max Krupka. Reproduction with permission only
Do not remove watermark

Then, the fourth-annual Family Day is Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10am to 3pm. This free event includes a Civil War encampment, petting zoo, arts and crafts and live music. For those who want to take a cottage tour as part of Family Day, normal prices apply. Meanwhile, planning is underway for the third Fall Fun Fest on Sunday, Oct. 4. This will be a major collaborative effort of organizations including Friends of the Soldiers Home, the Home’s staff and residents, and Lincoln’s Cottage. Mark your calendars, more details will be coming soon!

Photos courtesy of Lincoln’s Cottage.

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