Gettysburg College magazine reaches from Nicaragua to Lincoln's bedroom

The new issue of Gettysburg College's magazine reaches from a Nicaraguan coffee farm to the house where Lincoln finished his Gettysburg Address.

Since the early 1980s, hundreds of Gettysburg College students have gained firsthand experience of life in Nicaragua through a sister-city organization called Project Gettysburg Leon. The spring 2009 issue of Gettysburg chronicles a student group's 10-day sojourn earlier this year.

Closer to campus, the magazine recalls David Wills, Class of 1851, who invited Lincoln to say a "few appropriate words" at the new national cemetery and hosted the President at his home on what is now Lincoln Square. Readers can also learn about just-completed renovations of the Wills House.

The magazine also looks back on the first 50 years of lacrosse at Gettysburg College.

In addition to the online version, printed copies of the magazine have been mailed to alumni, parents, and friends of Gettysburg College.

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

Contact: Jerold Wikoff, director of publications & college editor, 717-337-6803, jwikoff@gettysburg.edu

Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2009

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