By David J. Kent
Sunday, April 10, 2022
May is Lincoln Memorial Centennial Month at the Lincoln Group of DC. We already have an amazing series of Centennial events scheduled at locations including the AFI Silver Theatre, the Lincoln Memorial steps, the National Archives, and all-around town. And now we have a special presentation on May 10th as a prelude to kick off the month.
Historian Kevin Schindler and lawyer Brian Anderson have collaborated on The Lincoln Memorial, part of the Images of America series that we've all come to know and love. Like all the books in the series, it is chock full of images - 217 in all - that tell the story of the planning, construction, and changing meanings of the Lincoln Memorial since its dedication 100 years ago this year. Originally focused on reconciliation and memorialization of our 16th president, the Memorial has come to be a focal point of patriotism, civil rights, and contemplation.
Schindler and Anderson will give us the inside story of this magnificent structure and its growing importance over time. They will present via Zoom on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, beginning at 6 pm. This event is free.
As noted, this is a kickoff event of our month of Lincoln Memorial Centennial celebration. Other events organized by the Lincoln Memorial include:
May 21, 10 am: Past President John O'Brien leads a "Lincoln in Washington" walking tour.
May 21, 3 pm: AFI Silver Theatre showing of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
May 22, 10 am: Lincoln Memorial Centennial Program on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, co-sponsored by the National Park Service, The Lincoln Forum, and Roberta and Lydon Swartzendruber.
May 23, 12 pm: Lincoln Memorial Panel Discussion at the National Archives, Washington, DC, co-sponsored by The Lincoln Forum and the National Archives and Records Administration
May 25, 6 pm: A Zoom reading of "Freedom's Temple" [More details coming soon]
In addition, look for more info shortly on a May 19th program at the Arts Club of Washington and a May 24th symposium by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
Join us on Zoom for the May 10th prelude presentation by Kevin Schindler and Brian Anderson, then join us in person for a series of events May 19-25!