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Why Lincoln Still Matters
  • Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

On the 207th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, a panel of Lincoln scholars discusses how Lincoln can still guide and inspire our nation in the face of 21st-century challenges. Panelists include Harold Holzer, Martha Hodes, Craig Symonds, and Lucas Morel.

Book signings follow the program. Purchase these books on the day of the event from the myArchives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

This progam is presented by the National Archives in partnership with the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.