Torn Asunder and Reunited!!! The American Past and Lincoln
Events & Exhibits at Musselman Library

Musselman Library celebrates the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth with a series of exhibits highlighting Lincoln, the Civil War, and 19th century life: enjoy a stunning display of Lincoln portraits, explore historic letters, pamphlets, speeches, and other documents, marvel over a unique collection of period surgical instruments, and delve into a display of military weaponry and artifacts.


Notes at Noon - "A Reading for Lincoln"
Tuesday, November 18th at 12 PM - Library Apse 

At the Majestic Theater: "A Reading for Lincoln"
Tuesday, November 18th 8:00pm

Co-sponsored by Adams County Library System, Sunderman Conservatory of Music, and Civil War Era Studies

Nineteenth Century Furniture: Collecting & Recreating
Thursday, October 16th at 7 PM - Library Apse

Lecture by Michael Conklin

Living History
Friday, September 26th

Come see a student regiment accompanied by music, free food, and a short presentation all to commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth

Delve into related GettDigital resources!


19th Century Medicine: Medical Enlightenment


Ian Isherwood '00The exhibit features the private collection of Ian Isherwood, Gettysburg College class of 2000. Isherwood joined us for a talk about 19th Century Medicine.

~ Exhibit ~
  Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Time

The Civil War Institute and Musselman Library will host an exhibit entitled "Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times" in Musselman Library from October 17th - November 20th.

The exhibit explores the fundamental questions of Lincoln's life, including: how a self-educated lawyer with little administrative experience guided a divided nation through the crises of secession and Civil War. The exhibit is divided into six sections, beginning with Lincoln's early life and rise to the White House, and concluding with Abraham Lincoln's legacy and relevance today.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

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