History on Tap ~ Lincoln's Legacy in West Chester: the Story of Lincoln's First Biography – Presented by Malcolm

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Event Date: 
Monday, March 28, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Marquee Bar and Lounge at the Hotel Warner
120 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

**Please note: There is no food available at this venue - only beverages will be served. However, if you would like food and dinner service, The Marquee has arrangements with local restaurants that will deliver food to the bar. 

On February 11, 1860, the first biography of Abraham Lincoln was published by The Chester County Times at 28 West Market Street. It was then republished in newspapers throughout the country to introduce Lincoln as a candidate for the presidency. Lincoln himself viewed the biography as an important part of his campaign. But Lincoln's connection to West Chester spanned more than 20 years before the biography and that relationship provides interesting historical insights into the role West Chester and Pennsylvania played in his election.

About the presenter: Malcolm Johnstone has been a downtown development specialist since 1985 and joined the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID) as executive director in 2001. Malcolm has authored a number of articles for the National Main Street Center, Main Line Today, and County Lines Magazine, among others. Visit DowntownWestChester.com, which  includes his articles on West Chester history. 

History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. There will be lots of great drinks available for purchase. No food is available. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by BB&T and WCHE 1520AM. The portable sound system is sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.