Lincoln and New York: The City That Made Him President

Online Exhibition Tour

On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln took the stage at Cooper Union at Cooper Square and Astor Place in New York City to deliver an address before a crowd of 1,500 people. This speech catapulted Lincoln onto the national stage and helped propel him to the White House just one year later. Join Royal Oak and the New-York Historical Society for this interactive virtual presentation to learn about New York during this era and why the city was instrumental in creating and sustaining the evolving image of Lincoln as a partisan politician, statesman, wartime commander-in-chief, emancipator, and ultimately, a martyr to union.

Attendees will view a shared PowerPoint presentation delivered by Docent Jim Picinich and introduced by Kristi Tremblay, Group Sales and Docent Manager. Headphones are recommended for those who require audio amplification, though it is not required. Attendees will have the ability to interact via video, audio, and live chat during the tour. 

Live tour limited to 30 members.

Campaign banner, 1863. New-York Historical Society

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Live Only         Members' Tour


Thursday, November 19 | 4:00 p.m. – approx. 5:00 p.m. (eastern)


Zoom Meeting


$30 Royal Oak Members

After registering, you will receive an email with a link to the meeting.
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Due to the interactive and proprietary nature of the content provided, a recording of the webinar will not be made available.