"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."
Aug. 3, 2019 - Lincoln's Campaign for the Presidential Nomination - N.Y. Ave. Presbyterian Church
Aug. 16, 2019 - John O'Brien presents at the Cosmos Club
Sep. 17, 2019 - Jim Loewen-Everything Your American History Text Got Wrong
Oct. 15. 2019 - Tom Bogar-Backstage at Ford’s Theatre
Nov. 2019 - no meeting. See you at theLincoln Forum, in Gettysburg, Pa.
Dec. 3, 2019 - Ed Steers-Abraham Lincoln as an American icon
Jan. 21, 2020 - Wendy Allen- Lincoln artist from Gettysburg and Vice President of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania
Feb. 11, 2020 - George Buss discussing his career as a Lincoln presenter,alternatively appearing with Curt Fields as General US Grant
Mar. 2020 - No meeting. See you at the Lincoln-Institute symposium at Ford's Theater
April 21, 2020 - Garrett Peck-DC tour guide and author-Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln, He has a 2015 book, Walt Whitman in Washington
May 19, 2020 - Burrus Carnahan discussing Lincoln and his use of the presidential pardon
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Maggiano dinner options

Tuesday, October 15, 2018

Location: Maggiano’s-Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC

right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop.   The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours.   You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano's is from Western Ave. 

Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination
Presenter: Thomas A. Bogar, Theatre Historian and Lincoln Author
The Lincoln Group of DC is proud to announce that our October 2019 speaker will be Thomas A. Bogar.
This should be a fascinating presentation by Bogar, both because of his theater background and because for the first time he delves into the stories of the actors and stagehands who become unwilling players
in a horrific American tragedy. Some of the forty-six theater workers, stars, bit players, doorkeepers, prompters, musicians, costumers, and callboys would have their lives changed forever, while others
would fade offstage into oblivion. With calls of “Burn the place down” and uncertainty about who may or may not have helped Booth carry out his dastardly deed, no one in the theater that night was safe from scrutiny. Bogar brings us into their lives, some altered, some shattered, and examines how each played out that night and the days that followed.
Thomas Bogar has taught theater history, dramatic literature, and theatrical production for over forty years, most recently at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in theater history from Louisiana State University after earning Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at the University of Maryland. He has directed over seventy theatrical productions, authored many books on the subject, and his writing has appeared in many prestigious journals. His presentation is based on his 2013 book, Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination published by Regnery History press.