February 6 – Wednesday
3:00 pm – Annual Black History Symposium at Temple University
Civil War & Emancipation Studies at Temple University (CWEST) sponsors the annual Black History Conference at 3:00pm in Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall on 12th St & Cecil B. Moore Ave. Free & Open to the public. Speakers; books; Discussion – “The Birth of the Unites States Colored Troops (USCT) at the Sesquicentennial”
February 9 – Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Open House at the Union League of Philadelphia
Free tours of the historic Civil War era Union League House at 140 S. Broad St. Philadelphia.
Call 215-563-6500 for details.
February 12 – Tuesday
11:00 am – Annual Lincoln Birthday Celebration Parade and Ceremonies, sponsored by the Union League of Philadelphia
Civil War military units, civilians, and heritage groups are welcome and encouraged to march in the parade through Philadelphia to Independence Hall to honor President Lincoln on his birthday. Participants will gather in the McMichael Room of the Union League, 140 S. Broad St. Convenient FREE parking available for participants near the Union League prior to 11am.
Color Guards, Firing Party, music, and wreaths are appreciated. Complimentary lunch for the participants at 12 noon. After the parade ALL are invited to return to the League via coach for refreshments in the historic Meredith Café.
February 17 – Sunday
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm – 15th Annual Meade Society Symposium, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA
To be held in the Conservatory, at the Chapel at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, the topic of this year’s symposium is “Meade’s Campaigns of 1863 – From Gettysburg to the Rapidan”, featuring noted historian Ed Bearss, other speakers and authors. Books, prints, and raffles. $30 per person, including registration, luncheon, and refreshments.
February 23 – Saturday
11:00 am – Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony, 6th & Lombard Streets, Philadelphia
Co-sponsored by the Catto Society, the Gen. Meade Society will honor the great black Civil Rights and military leader, O.V. Catto with a wreath laying ceremony. All military units, period civilians, veterans and heritage groups are encouraged to participate. Colors, wreaths, and music encouraged.
February 28 – Thursday
6 pm – Lincoln Group of New York
3 West Club
Tony Kushner, screenwriter, Lincoln