This year marks the 160th anniversary of both the Civil War battle of Gettysburg as well as President Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address, which is now considered one of the most famous military or political speeches ever given. Lincoln’s brief 271 word speech has come to represent perhaps the most influential, yet eloquent, statement on American national purpose.
On Wednesday, November 1st , at 7:30 p.m., Robert Geiger will present the entire Gettysburg story at the Knox County Historical Society Museum, 875 Harcourt Road in Mount Vernon. As a long-time history teacher at the Knox County Career Center, Mr. Geiger has inspired many of his students to appreciate our history, both local and national. In past years his high school classes have visited the battlefield at Gettysburg as well as the graves of Knox County Civil War veterans in our county.
The program is free and open to the public, and all persons interested in area history are invited to attend. For more information, call the Museum at 740-393-5247.