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150th Anniversary of The Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:00pm

Milstein Hall, Auditorium 943 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

150th Anniversary of The Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech 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.  To commemorate the 150th anniversary, Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections invites you to a faculty panel discussion and a reading of the Gettysburg Address by President David J. Skorton.

The faculty panel includes Edward E. Baptist, associate professor of history; Shirley Samuels, professor of English and chair of history of art; and Margaret Washington, professor of history. Following the reading, the Cornell Glee Club performs Lincoln the Musician, a newly commissioned piece by Toby Twining and directed by Robert Isaacs.

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, a lecture with Gabor S. Boritt, author of The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows, on November 13, and an exhibit in the Carl A. Kroch Library.

To view a live-stream of this event visit: http://www.cornell.edu/video/gettysburg-address-150th-anniversary.  A reception will follow the presentation in the Carl A. Kroch Library, level 2B, at 6:00 p.m.

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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Panel Discussion, Reading, Special Event

Department

Cornell University Library

Tags

lincoln, Cornell University Library, CUL, Civil War, Rudin, Gettysburg Address, Sesquicentennial, American history, Skorton reading

Website

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/gettys...

Cost

Free and open to all

Contact E-Mail

rareref@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Donna Moore

Contact Phone

607-255-3530

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Susan Schattschneider left a positive review 11/19/2013

It was very moving to hear President Skorton read Cornell's version of the Gettysburg Address, including "under God." Great event!

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