Lincoln exhibit to open Sept. 26 at Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - An exhibit celebrating the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth will open with a reception Sept. 26 at Gettysburg College's Musselman Library.

The 6:30 p.m. reception is open to the public at no charge. The exhibit, "Torn Asunder and Reunited: The American Past and Lincoln," will highlight Lincoln, the Civil War and 19th century life. Lincoln portraits, historic letters, period surgical instruments and military weaponry and artifacts will be on display. The Pennsylvania College Guard will set up a living history encampment outside the library and the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps will perform. Food and drink will be provided.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Justin Brower, class of 2010

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Fri, 19 Sep 2008


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