The Lincoln Forum - to Enhance the Understanding and Preserve the Memory of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln Forum is an assembly of people who share a deep interest in the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

Through a roster of activities and projects including symposia, tours, student essay competitions, teacher scholarships, a newsletter, and annual awards to recognize special contributions to the field of Lincoln studies, the Forum endeavors to enhance the understanding and preserve the memory of Abraham Lincoln.

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Wendy Allen Award
Lincoln Forum Chairman Frank J. Williams (right), Vice Chariman Harold Holzer (left), and artist Wendy Allen present 2014 Wendy Allen Award to Lewis Lehrman, cofounder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Forum members get the first opportunity to reserve space at the annual November symposium and much more. We look forward to welcoming you to the roster of Lincoln Forum members, and to seeing you in Gettysburg for our annual symposium each November.

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Latest News

October 2014
A quarterly review by the Forum Chairman covering Lincoln news, the latest Lincoln lectures and conferences, new publications, international activities, book reviews, auction results, and people and institutions in the news.
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May 2014
The Lincoln Forum and the U. S. Grant Association and Presidential Library at Mississippi State University are pleased to co-host, yet again, with Forum member Charlene Corris of Custom Travel Concepts, a Civil War and Abraham Lincoln cruise aboard the beautiful steamer American Queen.
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Our Symposium

The 2015 Lincoln Forum Symposium
will be held at the Wyndham Gettysburg,
95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA
November 16 - 18, 2015.

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Symposium Crowd
Harold Holzer discusses "Lincoln, the Press, and the Election of 1864"