SESQUICENTENNIAL OPEN DISCUSSION
The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia is sponsoring Open Discussions of significant events in the Lincoln Presidency during the commemoration of its 150th anniversary. The events are free and open to the public at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
On Saturday, July 20, 2013, the group will discuss Lincoln and Gettysburg: the Battle and the Address to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the battle in July 1863 and Lincoln’s address at the Gettysburg military cemetery in November 1863. The discussion of Lincoln’s military decisions and the significance of the Gettysburg Address will be co-led by LGDC members John O’Brien and John Elliff.
LGDC members and nonmembers are invited to participate.
The church’s History Committee is co-hosting the event; and the sanctuary (Lincoln pew, stained glass window), Lincoln Parlor (Emancipation document, Gurley portrait, desk and settee), and John Quincy Adams Room (Mary Lincoln letters, Lincoln desk set, etc.) will be available for viewing.
The church was attended by the Lincoln family beginning the Sunday after his Inauguration and throughout the remainder of his life.
The discussion will be held from 10:00-12:00 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Nearest Metro stations are McPherson Square and Metro Center; and Saturday discount parking is available nearby.
For further information contact, see www.lincolnngroup.org or John T. Elliff, 703-360-1265, firstname.lastname@example.org