Gettysburg College is honored to join the country in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.
The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg was held in the summer of 2013 and featured events in town and on campus.
The 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address was Nov. 19, 2013, and also featured events in Gettysburg.
For up-to-date information, visit our events page.
Gettysburg College will partner with the community to commemorate the 151st anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Nov. 19.
10 a.m. - Dedication Day ceremony at Soldiers' National Cemetery Rostrum
Livestream available on Nov. 19.
Keynote: Historian Kent Masterson Brown
A wreath-laying ceremony at Soldiers' National Monument will follow the ceremony.
7:30 p.m. - 53rd Annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater
Keynote: Nina Silber, “Abraham Lincoln and the Political Culture of New Deal America”
The Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction will be also awarded to Dennis McFarland for Nostalgia.
Admission to the evening event is free, but tickets are required. They can be obtained by calling 717-337-8200.
Individuals taking the tour and using the app will be able to witness the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of students, faculty, and townspeople during the summer of 1863.
The app also explores how the College continues to shape the memory of the battle, Civil War, and Gettysburg Address.
Teachers can download the lesson plan, Gettysburg College: Witness to History (PDF), prepared by a Gettysburg College education major and her professor, which will facilitate discussions with your students about the battle and the address. Having these conversations and using the app and movie will allow students to better understand how Gettysburg and the country were impacted by these historic events, and how we have been shaped by their legacies.
Watch this 15-minute film about the enduring meaning of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, which uses Gettysburg College as its backdrop.
Explore the Civil War walking tour of Gettysburg College and the surrounding area, which was developed by John Rudy '07.
Download the PDF (1.6 MB).
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