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



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 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.


David J. Kent: President

Debbie Jackson: VP Special Events
Jon Willen: VP for Programming
Wendy Swanson: Lincolnian Editor
Susan Dennis: Membership Secretary
Ed Epstein: Recording Secretary

Matt Perdoni: Treasurer

John A. O'Brien: Immediate Past President

Craig Howell: At Large

Richard Margolies: At Large

Rod Ross: At Large

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  • Harold Holzer on Daniel Chester French and the Lincoln Memorial
    Thu, May 19
    Arts Club of Washington
    Holzer will discuss his book on the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial statue, The Monument Man: the Life and Art of Daniel Chester French. This is a Special Centennial Month event at the historic Arts Club building.
  • Lincoln in Washington Tour (Registration is Closed)
    Sat, May 21
    Lafayette Square at the Jackson Statue
    This Event is full and no more reservations are being accepted. Discover "Lincoln was here" sites and stories in the neighborhoods around the White House. A Lincoln Memorial Centennial weekend Members-Only special event.
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, A Special Centennial Month Viewing
    Sat, May 21
    AFI Theatre, Silver Spring
    Come see the Lincoln Memorial in a Film Classic. Silver screen legend Jimmy Stewart asks What Would Lincoln Do?
  • Lincoln Memorial Centennial Day
    Sun, May 22
    Lincoln Memorial
    The Lincoln Group invites you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the grandest memorial to our greatest president. Please RSVP to join us at this once in a lifetime event on Sunday morning, May 22 at 10 a.m.
  • Freedom’s Temple – Preview A New Play by Bryce O. Stenzel
    Mon, May 23
    The Lincoln Group and the Civil War Round Table of DC, present a dramatic reading of a new play focused on the Lincoln Memorial. A Lincoln Memorial Centennial month special event.
  • A Life Worth Remembering:  A Sculptural Biography of Abraham Lincoln
    Tue, Jun 14
    David Wiegers will discuss his search and share images of Lincoln in metal and stone he has found in the most interesting places. We are meeting in person at Maggiano's Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20015. Dinner meeting, $40; Zoom $10. Details below.
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