The Lincoln Group of D.C. announces the Sesquicentennial Inauguration Banquet of Abraham Lincoln, which will be held at the Willard Hotel on March 5, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, the Lincoln Forum and the Lincolnarchives Digital Project, and the Willard InterContinental. The original Inaugural Banquet took place at the Willard Hotel the evening before the Inaugural ceremonies on March 4, 1861. Guests will have the opportunity to meet President Elect Lincoln, listen to 19th century period music during a lunch menu similar to that of President Elect Lincoln on the evening of March 3, 1861. Historian Ron White Jr. will be one of our keynote speakers.
The Lincoln Group of D.C., the sponsor, is a non-profit organized in 1935 and meets monthly. These Lincoln and Civil War scholars discuss the impact of Lincoln, as a lawyer, a father, a senator, and as 16th President of the U.S. The Lincoln Group of D.C. played a large part in the Centennial Lincoln Reenactment Inauguration Ceremony in 1961.