By David J. Kent
Saturday, April 16, 2022
THE IN-PERSON PORTION OF THE TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH PROGRAM IS CANCELED!
Please note that the in-person portion of the Tuesday, April 19th program, originally scheduled to be held at Maggiano's restaurant in DC, is canceled. Our speaker, Michael Atwood Mason, has tested positive for COVID and is exhibiting symptoms, so cannot attend an in-person meeting at this time.
To reiterate, the in-person dinner meeting planned for Maggiano's on April 19th will NOT be held.
As members know, the Lincoln Group, and everyone else, has been unable to hold dinner meetings since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. We were hopeful that we could hold this meeting in-person, but it seems that was not to be.
However, we plan to have Michael Atwood Mason speak to us virtually via Zoom as scheduled, beginning at 6 pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. This is contingent upon Mason being physically healthy enough to give his lecture. Watch the website events page and look for an email from Susan Dennis over the next couple of days to confirm. This Zoom presentation will have no charge for all virtual attendees.
All is not lost. We do anticipate being able to hold our in-person dinner meeting as scheduled on June 14, 2022. That meeting will be held at Maggiano's and will feature David Wiegers discussing his ongoing work creating a database and Google maps catalog of Abraham Lincoln statues around the world. RSVP for that event here. During this June 14th dinner we will welcome all in-person attendees with free books and other gifts.
Don't forget also that May is a busy month. We kick off our Lincoln Memorial Centennial festivities on May 10th with Kevin Schindler and Brian Anderson giving us a Zoom-only presentation on the history of the Lincoln Memorial (RSPV here). Then we have a series of events on May 21st through 25th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial. Watch the Events page for more details and keep a lookout for the upcoming Lincolnian newsletter with even more information.