"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
February 28, 2019 - Lincoln Memorial Tribute Program: Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French - McGowan Theater at the National Archives- 7 p.m.
March 9, 2019 - Book Discussion Group
March 16, 2019 - Abraham Lincoln Institute at Ford's Theater
April 13, 2019 - Book Discussion Group
April 16, 2019 - Jon Willen - Dr. Charles Leale
May 21, 2019 - Lincoln Group Meeting
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Maggiano dinner options

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


6:00-9:00pm

Location: Maggiano’s-Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC


right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop. The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours. You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano's is from Western Ave.

Ford’s Theatre, 1865-1968: Highlights of the Post-Assassination History of America’s Most Famous Playhouse

Presenter: Dr. Diane T. Putney, a Lincoln Group member who is writing a book about Ford’s Theatre.

The Lincoln Group of DC is proud to announce that our May 2019 speaker will be Dr. Diane Putney. Dr. Putney will present a fascinating, richly illustrated story, starting the night John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln when distraught, outraged citizens wanted to torch Ford’s Theatre. The federal government protected the structure, but later destroyed the “theater” part of it. The Army surgeon general moved his remarkable museum and library into the renovated building, making it an intellectual
hub of the city. Death suddenly struck again in 1893 killing 20 clerks at the site, leading to calls to raze the cursed edifice. In the 1920s congress refused to fund a restoration of the building to its Civil War appearance calling it a “monument to a murderer!” During the 1940s and 1950s our own Lincoln Group of Washington kept memory of Lincoln vibrant at Ford’s, prior to the building’s restoration in the 1960s.

Diane T. Putney earned her doctorate degree in history from Marquette University in Milwaukee. She worked as a historian for the U.S. Air Force for eighteen years before joining the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, retiring from there as the deputy chief historian. She is the author of Airpower Advantage: Planning the Gulf War Air Campaign, 1989-1991; the editor of ULTRA and the Army Air Forces in World War II; and the co-author of Pentagon 9/11.