Washington, DC

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Museum Minute is written by Elle O’Flaherty. Elle lives in Mt. Pleasant and previously wrote about the National Children’s Museum.

This Saturday, September 21st the good folks at President Lincoln’s Cottage will throw a Family Day celebration complete with tours of the cottage and make-your-own top hats (140 Rock Creek Church Rd./Upshur). The festivities will also include a civil war encampment, period stories, live music, and a military drill team. I went last year and not only did I learn a bit about Lincoln, but I got to pet a goat, too.

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There was also pie. Yummy, yummy pie. The grounds have a gorgeous view of the city and, along with a tons of delicious food for sale, they’re cool with bringing your own picnic. On a more serious note, the current special exhibit “Can You Walk Away?” about modern human trafficking is excellent and worth seeing before it closes in December. Full disclosure, my friend curated the exhibit, but it really is thought provoking and you’ll probably need a hug afterwards. Or pie.


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