The Lincoln Association of Jersey City is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the memory, preservation and understanding of Abraham Lincoln and what he stood for.
Begun in 1865, it was formally founded in 1867, two years after the death of the President and provides a forum to present scholarship concerning his life, career and legacy of the 16th President of the United States.
This is accomplished through an annual commemorative ceremony at the Lincoln Statue in Lincoln Park in Jersey City and followed with a dinner conducted each year on the anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth.
The Annual Lincoln Dinner features renowned Lincoln Scholars who are drawn from the ranks of historians, politicians, and celebrities, presenting scholarship regarding the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. It examines the economic, social and cultural influences brought about by Mr. Lincoln and his contemporaries.
The Lincoln Association of Jersey City strives to promote fellowship as well as scholarship in the spirit of Lincoln.