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Make your own Lincoln Hat for Presidents Day

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Make your own Lincoln Hat for Presidents Day


Make your own stove-pipe hat - just like Abraham Lincoln! 

In honor of President’s Day, President Lincoln’s Cottage is offering an opportunity for children and their families to answer the question, “What do you do with a chance?”

As President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln took many chances in the hopes of unifying the country. At times, Lincoln felt his ideas were just out of his reach and worried that he might fail. With some courage and support, he developed his brave ideas by taking notes and keeping them safe in his signature stovepipe hat.

Join us for an interactive program (45 minutes) on taking chances and create your own Lincoln hat to hold your brave ideas.

Program includes: 


Program lasts 45 minutes

Group reading of What Do You Do with a Chance?  Written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom

Hands-on activity creating Lincoln stove-pipe hats that you can take home! 


Admission Note: Any child* participating in the program needs a ticket. Adults or other children not participating in the program do not need to purchase tickets.

 *Program was developed for ages 4-9, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. One ticket covers the cost of supplies for one Lincoln hat. 

When guests arrive, please check-in at the Museum Store located in the Robert H. Visitor Education Center on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. President Lincoln's Cottage provides FREE onsite parking.

Cottage tours are not included. If you would like to take a tour of the Cottage, we strongly recommend purchasing Cottage Tour Tickets in advance. Regular ticket prices apply. Click this link to purchase your tickets.

Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage with any questions at 202-829-0436 or TU1hcnR6IHwgbGluY29sbmNvdHRhZ2UgISBvcmc=

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