Virtual Presentations
"Lincoln & New York: The City That Made Him President" Virtual Presentation
Fri, February 12, 2021 | 4:00–5:00 pm | $10 ($5 for Members)

In celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday, join us for a live, virtual journey through history, as Museum docents or curators answer walk you through a slideshow of objects and imagery and answer questions via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform that requires no special login or membership. 


On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln took the stage at Cooper Union and delivered 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. In this interactive virtual presentation, 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.


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the virtual presentation. A member of the New-York Historical staff will also send a reminder email with instructions 24-hours in advance of the presentation.

Image: Currier & Ives, Hon. Abraham Lincoln, 1861. Lithograph. New-York Historical Society

Creative: Tronvig Group