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Lincoln_Photo[1]Friends of the Soldiers Home supporters are welcome to attend a reception and lecture at President Lincoln’s Cottage for half price.

Chris DeRose, author of “Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President,” will speak Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m.; the lecture is followed by a book signing. The 6 p.m. reception, held in the Visitor Education Center, includes complimentary drinks and appetizers with admission. The reception is $5, and the lecture is $5, for Friends supporters. Contact Sahand Miraminy at SMiraminy (at) savingplaces (dot) org or 202-829-0436 x31232 and mention “Friends of Soldiers Home” to get the discount.