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Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am

For the people

Nov. 17-Nov. 24, 9am-5pm

PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBERT SHAW

 

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is presenting a weeklong celebration including special displays, videos, readings, films and more. It all kicks off Nov. 17 and you can view the actual Gettysburg Address all week. On Nov. 18, the public is invited to a nightlong vigil with the Address on display from 7 p.m. to midnight for free public viewing. Nov. 19, there will be a book signing in the museum store with author Michael Burlingame and photographer Robert Shaw for their new book, A Day Long to be Remembered: Lincoln in Gettysburg. (A photo from the book is pictured.) Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m., the documentary The Gettysburg Story will be screened for free and filmmaker Jake Boritt will be on hand to answer questions from the audience. Make reservations for the documentary and other events at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov or GettysburgAddress150.com. Also, on Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m. at Brookens Auditorium, UIS, the Center for State Policy and Leadership presents a free forum, “Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address,” with Dr. Martin P. Johnson, Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri and moderator Dr. Michael Burlingame. Overflow seating is in PAC C/D.

Gettysburg Address 150
Nov. 17-Nov. 24, 9am-5pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 N. Sixth St.
217-782-5764
$12, $9 seniors, $7 military, $6 kids 5-15
Some free events

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