The Gettysburg Address Turns 150

During the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell will host a series of events, including a lecture on November 13, a reading of Cornell’s original manuscript on November 19 by President Skorton, a panel discussion, and an exhibit in the Carl A. Kroch Library. Cornell Cinema participates by hosting three related screenings: Buster Keaton’s The General, with live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra; a free screening of The Gettysburg Story with filmmaker Jake Boritt in person for an intro and follow-up Q & A to his dramatic retelling of the historic battle; and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

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