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Welcome To The

Lincoln Group

of the

District of Columbia

We are the most active and longest continuously serving Lincoln study organization in the United States of America

  Winner of the 2022 Wendy Allen Award from       the Lincoln Forum for bringing learning, scholarship, and enlightenment to a wide public. 

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OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia is:

  • to study the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln

  • to engage new generations in understanding his dedication to equality and liberty under law and his attitude “with malice toward none, with charity for all;"

  • to educate about his vision “that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.” 

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"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."

ABOUT

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About the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia
The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia was organized in 1935. It is an active institution dedicated to the study of our   16th President.

Board of Directors and Officers

Ed Epstein: President

Debbie Jackson: VP Special Events
Jon Willen: VP for Programming

Kelsey Johnston: VP for Education and Outreach
Wendy Swanson: Lincolnian Editor
Susan Dennis: Membership Secretary
Rachel Riley: Recording Secretary

Janet Saros: Treasurer

David J. Kent: Immediate Past President

John A. O'Brien: Website Manager

Craig Howell: At Large

Richard Margolies: At Large

Thomas Horrocks: At Large

Scott Schroeder: At Large

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Down the Rabbit Hole: Discovering Abraham Lincoln’s 1858 Time Capsule
    Down the Rabbit Hole: Discovering Abraham Lincoln’s 1858 Time Capsule
    Tue, Sep 17
    Sep 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    https://bit.ly/45H40fd
    Publisher and Lincoln collector Ross E. Heller presents the story behind his book on finding a rare scrapbook of the 1858 senate campaign and the debates with Stephen Douglas.
  • The Soldier Vote in Lincoln's Critical Election of 1864
    The Soldier Vote in Lincoln's Critical Election of 1864
    Tue, Oct 15
    Oct 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    https://bit.ly/4eDFqA6
    Was the soldier vote that was so vital to Lincoln's 1864 re-election enthusiastic or coerced? Recent scholars disagree and two Lincoln Group presidents argue the different perspectives. (The illustration is an 1864 sketch of soldiers voting by Alfred Waud for Harper's Weekly)
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