President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is one of the best-known speeches in American history. Lincoln delivered his address on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg. Edward Everett delivered a two-hour oration before Lincoln’s three minutes of dedicatory remarks, yet it is Lincoln’s words that are remembered. Come to this engaging program to learn why that is.
“The Gettysburg Address: 150 Years Later,” is the final program in the 2013 Lincoln at the Library Series. It will be presented by Executive Director of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc., Sara Vaughn Gabbard. Gabbard is also the editor of the acclaimed Lincoln Lore and has co-edited three works about Lincoln — 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year ; Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment ; and Lincoln’s America, 1809-1865 — with a fourth book to be published soon …
Hope to see you there!
- Lincoln at the Library
- Main Library, Meeting Rooms A & B
- November 10, 2013
- 2 pm