The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force has sponsored Max Daniels, a veteran Abraham Lincoln impersonator, to present a history of the Gettysburg Address at three venues throughout the Twin Cities.
On Nov. 19, 1863, President Lincoln delivered his short-but-historic 272-word “Gettysburg Address” to formally dedicate the Soldier’s National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, at the request of David Wills, a local attorney and head of the cemetery committee.
The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, authorized by Governor Mark Dayton, is responsible for the official Civil War commemorations throughout the state. The Gettysburg Address Commemoration events are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Century College, 3300 Century Avenue N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concordia University – St. Paul, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Minneapolis Central Library Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota.