Lincoln Day

11:30am – 3:00pm, please see details in below

Lincoln Day 2019! Join us to honor our great 16th President!

Lincoln Day is one of the most important annual events of the Union League. It is a day of tradition, remembrance, and celebration. The event features a program on Broad Street followed by a luncheon. After the luncheon, re-enactors, League members, and guests march to Independence Hall for a short memorial service, flag-raising ceremony, and reenactment of the famous speech that Lincoln gave at Independence Hall on February 22, 1861.

Schedule of Events:

Program on Broad Street: 11:30am
Luncheon: 12:00pm - SOLD OUT
Parade to Independence Hall to follow!

The luncheon portion of the Lincoln Day program is SOLD OUT. Please join us for our Broard Street program at 11:30am with an Abraham Lincoln re-enactor, grab lunch in Center City and reconvene at the Broad Street steps for the parade to Independence Hall!

For more information, contact the Foundations office at 215-587-6455 or  email

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Open House

Each year, The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia welcomes one and all for a complimentary open house. Guests will have the opportunity for a docent-led tour of the League House. Come experience one of the architectural gems of Philadelphia, complete with Civil War re-enactors and a glimpse of the historic collections. Guests will have the chance to view the beautiful artwork around the League and view the Abraham Lincoln Foundation’s current exhibit, Carved in Stone: American Monuments, Myths, and Memory. This event is open to the public and free of charge.


Please enter using our 15th Street doors (15th and Sansom Streets). For more information, contact the Foundations office at 215-587-6455 or  email

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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.

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The Jack M. Templeton Liberty Series

The collective mission of the Foundations of the Union League is to promote the understanding of our nation’s history, especially as it relates to the American Civil War, and to promote good citizenship among young student leaders, League members and others. Accordingly, the Foundations have launched a new initiative on constitutional education. The Liberty Program is a key component of this new initiative. The program has two distinct platforms, Liberty Weekend and Liberty Series. The Weekend was developed by the Scholarship and Youth Work Foundations for Union League Good Citizenship Award recipients. Students spend a weekend at the Union League, to explore political and economic ideas with scholars, students and League leaders. The Abraham Lincoln Foundation presents The Liberty Series, a five-part lecture series that features internationally-known scholars, policy makers and thought-leaders.

Thank you for all who have attended programs for the 2018-2019 Liberty Series!

October 8, 2018
The War on Academic Values – Amy Wax
Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

November 19, 2018
Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg
Senior Fellow, National Review Institute

January 15, 2019
Russia-Gate: A Tale of Collusion – Andy McCarthy
Senior Fellow, National Review Institute

February 19, 2019
Future of the Supreme Court – Leonard Leo
Executive Director, Federalist Society

March 20, 2019
God, Locke, and Liberal Democracy – Joseph Loconte
President, The Acton Institute

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