exterior-of-building-smallOpen House

Each year, the Abraham Lincoln Foundation opens the doors of the Union League to the public for the annual Open House. Guests have the opportunity to tour the League house and experience a gem of Philadelphia architecture. Led by Union League docents, the tours include the wonderful art collection which has masterpieces by artists such as Thomas Sully, John Naegle, Xanthus Smith and Rembrandt Peale, as well as many of the other 300 paintings and sculptures that grace the club halls. Living historians portray important Civil War-era figures such as Clara Barton; Morton McMichael, Philadelphia post-war mayor and founding member of the League; and Harriet Tubman.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, running from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event is open to the public, and free of charge. Guests should enter via the 15th Street entrance, at 15th and Sansom Streets. For more information, please contact

lincoln award 2013 rev-1. dr. allen guelzo-0819Lincoln Day

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation proudly presents this annual event to celebrate the birthday of our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Day is a day-long celebration.  Morning highlights include a presentation of the Gettysburg Address, followed by a luncheon program and keynote speaker. The festivities conclude with a parade to Independence Hall, complete with 21-gun salute, Civil War re-enactors and a fife and drum corps. The event is held in mid-February each year, as close to February 12 as possible.

For more information on the event, to find details to attend or even to sponsor the day, contact

Hans HansThe Howard S. Mitnick Memorial Lecture

The Howard S. Mitnick Memorial Lecture is an annual speaker program named in memory of Abraham Lincoln Foundation trustee Howard S. Mitnick.  These lectures allow speakers to present on a variety of topics, including free enterprise, democracy and the United States Constitution. Lectures typically occur in the spring and are open to the public, free of charge. For more information, please contact the Foundations, 215.587.5596 or