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The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address
Tuesday, November 19 | 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $ 30; GAA members pay $25
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It was this day—150 years ago—that, in a town still trying to recover from three terrible days in July, the 16th President of the United States rose to speak for about three minutes.  Conveyed in a high-pitched tenor, his speech was delivered in “shocking brevity” and was received with polite applause.  Those 272 words, however, are immortal.  This is the story of Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg.   

Lecturer: Fred W. Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our Civil War battlefield study programs and teaches several GAA courses each semester. He is the creator of the field guide The Civil War: A History of the War Between the States (Workman) and has two degrees from UNC, a bachelor’s in history and a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in history.