Cornell University Library’s new exhibition Remembering Lincoln at Gettysburg commemorates the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, his most famous speech. The Address was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863, during the Civil War. Cornell University has one of five known manuscript copies of Lincoln’s handwritten speech.
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections will have the original manuscript on view Tues., Nov. 12 through Fri., Nov. 15, 9 am to 5 pm; Sat., Nov. 16, 1 pm to 5 pm; Mon., Nov. 18 through Fri., Nov. 22, 9 am to 5 pm; and Sat., Nov. 23, 1 pm to 5 pm. A facsimile copy will be on display for the remainder of the exhibition which features Lincoln documents and Civil War era artifacts.
During the sesquicentennial anniversary, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections will host a series of events including a film showing of the documentary The Gettysburg Story on Nov. 12; the Rudin Lecture with Gabor S. Boritt, author of The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows, on Nov. 13; and a faculty panel discussion and reading of the Address by President Skorton on Nov. 19.
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