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Lincoln Day

february, 2017

Lincoln DayA local tradition honoring General Benjamin and President Abraham

Event Details

Lincoln Day 2015
Join us for Hingham’s annual Lincoln Day, which celebrates our Revolutionary War hero, General Benjamin Lincoln, and President Abraham Lincoln, whose ancestors hailed from Hingham.  At 10:15 on Saturday, February 11, the Hingham Militia will muster behind Old Ship Church and march to Benjamin Lincoln’s grave in Hingham Cemetery.  Inside Old Ship church, the ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m..  This year’s keynote speaker is Martha R. Bewick, who will deliver an address about Hingham’s abolition movement and, specifically, the great anti-slavery “pic-nic” held At Tranquility Grove on August 1, 1844.

The ceremony is followed by a march to Fountain Square, where a wreath is laid at the foot of Abraham Lincoln’s statue.  Because Old Derby Academy is being renovated this winter, light refreshments will be hosted by the Historical Society at the Hingham Cemetery’s Ames Chapel.


Month Long Event (february)


Old Ship Church

107 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043