What began 20 years ago as a modest proposal to bring Lincoln enthusiasts together for a small East Coast-based yearly history conference at Gettysburg has blossomed into one of the leading history organizations in the country.  Today, our regular symposia are attended by scholars and enthusiasts from all over the nation and abroad, attracting as speakers and panelists some of the most revered historians in the Lincoln and Civil War fields.

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
                            A. Lincoln
The 24th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - Monday, November 18, 2019


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If you are not yet a member of The Lincoln Forum but would like to attend our 2019 symposium, please print out a membership form and send it to our Treasurer at the address listed on the form. Once you become a member, a registration form to our symposium will be sent to you.  Please click here to become a member






Recent Conferences
2018 Lincoln Forum Symposium

Lincoln and the Civil War, in Fact, Fiction, and Memory

2017 Lincoln Forum Symposium

Lincoln and his contemporaries: Friends, Enemies, and Successors

2016 Lincoln Forum Symposium

Abraham Lincoln – His Life and His Legacy

2016 Lincoln Forum Symposium

Abraham Lincoln – His Life and His Legacy

2015 Lincoln Forum Symposium

1865: Triumph and Tragedy,”  Final Year of a Six-Year focus on the Civil War  Sesquicentennial

2014 Lincoln Forum Symposium

The People Say Lincoln: Fighting for Military & Political Power

2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium
Lincoln at Midstream: Gettysburg and Beyond

Henry Ballone - Photographer

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