History Dinners

The O’Connor Institute presents educational dinners showcasing historic figures that helped define and advance our nation and democracy.

Dinner with Lincoln

Friday, November 10, 2017

Join us as we honor Founding Father Abraham Lincoln through the work of Pulitzer Prize winner and Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln highlights Abraham Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer who rose from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.

Past History Dinners

Dinner with Jefferson: An Evening at Monticello

Friday, October 14, 2016, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was honored through the work of Pulitzer Prize winner and Presidential Historian Jon Meacham. Guests at the Arizona Biltmore were transported to Jefferson's Monticello estate and dined on a carefully selected menu inspired by Jefferson's travels.

Dinner with Churchill

An elegant crowd assembled at the Camelback Inn on Saturday, October 17, 2015, where the East Room of the White House was re-created. Guests dined on the same menu served to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt on December 25, 1941.

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