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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Lincoln Forum Chairman Frank J. Williams (left) presents a special surprise Current Award to Lincoln Forum Vice-Chairman, Harold Holzer at the 2015 Symposium.

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.

Use one of the two links below to learn more or to begin the enrollment process now.

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Latest News

December 2015

Lincoln Forum Presents its highest award to historians William C. Davis and Edward Steers Jr.  Vice Chairman Harold Holzer also Honored at 20th Annual SymposiumClick here.

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.
Click here.

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The Lincoln Forum Bulletins

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Our Symposium

The 2016 Schedule for our 21st Symposium will be posted in the spring.


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Harold Holzer leads a discussion at the 2015 Symposium.