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6 p.m. Lincoln’s Address to NYC in February 1861
February 19, 2011, 6:00pm–8:00pmFree
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Our friends at the National Park Service are hosting a great evening of history and politics. Retracing the exact travel itinerary of the newly-elected president, one of the nation’s best-known Lincoln re-enactors, Fritz Klein, will recreate the speech Lincoln gave to New Yorkers on February 19, 1861. Lincoln’s NYC appearance was just one of 83 towns and cities in five states where Lincoln addressed crowds en route to his inauguration in March. In the face of South Carolina’s secession two months earlier, war seemed imminent and Lincoln’s resolve was already being put to the test. Q&A session follows the presentation.
Space is limited. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call (212) 260-1616 or click here for more information and to download an event flyer PDF.