Join us for a reception celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s speech, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections will have Cornell’s unique copy of Lincoln’s handwritten manuscript on view in an exhibition, along with a variety of associated materials, including related Civil War era photographs.
Preceding the reception will be a lecture The Gettysburg Gospel by Gabor S. Boritt, the Robert Fluhrer Professor Emeritus of Civil War Studies and previous director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, at 5:00 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall. During the sesquicentennial anniversary, Cornell University Library will host a series of events, including a film showing of the documentary The Gettysburg Story on November 12 at 8:00 p.m. in Willard Straight Theatre, and a faculty panel discussion and reading of Cornell’s original manuscript copy of the Gettysburg Address by President Skorton on November 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Milstein Auditorium.
The exhibition and associated events are funded by the generous support of the Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation and Gail’56 and Stephen Rudin.
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