Emancipation 2012

This month, Gettysburg pays tribute to the Emancipation Proclamation with a special event comprised of exclusive exhibits, lectures, and programs. “Emancipation 2012: 150 Years Since the New Beginning” will be open from September 21-23 and is hosted by the Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Foundation, and Gettysburg College. Check the schedule below for details!

9/21 – 9/28
A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation—signed by Lincoln!–will be on display in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

9/21 – 9/28
Traveling Exhibit: “Abraham Lincoln: A Man for All Times”

9/21 – 9/28
Traveling Exhibit: “Free At Last: The History of the Abolition of Slavery in America”

9/21 – 9/23
Civil War Road Show with living history exhibits, music, and more!

“Forever Free: An Evening with Dr. James McPherson and Dr. Allen Guelzo.” 8 PM. Free tickets available at www.gettysburgmajestic.org.

Free lecture by Dr. Scott Hancock: “Rebelling for the Promise of Revolution: Black Emancipation & the Civil War.” Offers a new perspective on the Civil War. 5 PM.

Movie screening: Glory. Starring Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, and Matthew Broderick. Screening includes special appearances by extras and members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry re-enactment unit. 8 PM. Call (800) 337-5015 or email info@gettysburg.travel for details.

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