"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."
Aug. 3, 2019 - Lincoln's Campaign for the Presidential Nomination - N.Y. Ave. Presbyterian Church
Aug. 16, 2019 - John O'Brien presents at the Cosmos Club
Sep. 17, 2019 - Jim Loewen-Everything Your American History Text Got Wrong
Oct. 15. 2019 - Tom Bogar-Backstage at Ford’s Theatre
Nov. 2019 - no meeting. See you at theLincoln Forum, in Gettysburg, Pa.
Dec. 3, 2019 - Ed Steers-Abraham Lincoln as an American icon
Jan. 21, 2020 - Wendy Allen- Lincoln artist from Gettysburg and Vice President of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania
Feb. 11, 2020 - George Buss discussing his career as a Lincoln presenter,alternatively appearing with Curt Fields as General US Grant
Mar. 2020 - No meeting. See you at the Lincoln-Institute symposium at Ford's Theater
April 21, 2020 - Garrett Peck-DC tour guide and author-Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln, He has a 2015 book, Walt Whitman in Washington
May 19, 2020 - Burrus Carnahan discussing Lincoln and his use of the presidential pardon
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LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.

THERE ARE TWO EVENTS THIS MONTH, SO BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN THE ENTIRE PAGE TO SEE EVENT INFORMATION.

Maggiano dinner options

Tuesday, September 17, 2018 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Maggiano's-Chevy Chase

5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, 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.

Everything Your History Text Got Wrong About Lincoln

Presenter: James W. Loewen, Best Selling Author and Award Winner

The Lincoln Group of DC is proud to announce that our September 2019 speaker will be James W. Loewen. Loewen is the author of the mega-bestselling book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, as well as books on discriminatory sundown towns and the “great truth” about the “Lost Cause.” Loewen has won numerous prestigious awards, including the American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, the Spirit of America Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. We are proud to say that Jim is a long-time member of the Lincoln Group of DC.

His September presentation will derive from his life’s work of exposing how our history texts actually get our history wrong. From whitewashing to “winner writes the history” to corporate writing, Loewen digs into the system of writing history in the United States, a system that produced the dearth of factual education and critical thinking that led to our current educational and political crisis. Loewen will focus on how Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War has been taught, often superficially and without the context needed to fully understand Lincoln the man, and the Lincoln the leader of our nation during its greatest trial. A superb speaker, Loewen promises to both entertain and educate even us Lincolnophiles about Lincoln.

 

 

2ND EVENT INFORMATION

Tuesday, September 21, 2018 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Location: Fort Stevens - Washington, D.C.

 

Lincoln Group of DC Vice President David J. Kent will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln-Thomas Day event to be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at Fort Stevens, Washington, D.C. The event jointly honors Abraham Lincoln's signing of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, the free black owner of the land that became Fort Stevens. The event is free to the public.