Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Allen County Library in Fort Wayne To Mark 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a program, "The Gettysburg Address: 150 Years Later," on Sunday, November 10 at 2 pm in the library's Meeting Rooms A-B. 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.

This program will be presented by Sara Vaughn Gabbard. Gabbard is the Executive Director of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc. She is the editor of the acclaimed Lincoln Lore and has co-edited three works about Lincoln for the Southern Illinois University Press—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 in 2015. She is also co-editor of the Concise Lincoln Library for the SIU Press and is widely recognized in the field of Lincoln scholarship.

This program is free and open to the public.

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