Historian Dr. Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College will present “Little Note nor Long Remember: Why Do We Remember the Gettysburg Address?” on Friday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at Hope College in the Maas Center auditorium.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
“Dr. Guelzo will highlight the enduring significance of the iconic Gettysburg Address,” said the event’s organizer, Dr. Fred L. Johnson III, associate professor of history at Hope. “Just as the address expressed a powerful vision for America’s democratic republic during the Civil War, it continues to serve as a reminder of the virtues, values and strengths that can guide the nation through these turbulent times.”
Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, and director of Civil War-era studies at Gettysburg College. His numerous books include “Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President,” which won the Lincoln Prize for 2000; “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America,” which won the Lincoln Prize for 2005; and “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion”, which was published in 2013 and spent eight weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals, and also in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and he has been featured on NPR, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, Brian’s Lamb’s “BookNotes” and “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.
In September 2005, he was nominated by President Bush to the National Council on the Humanities, and in December was awarded the Medal of Honor of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He is a member of a variety of professional societies, and has been a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Charles Warren Center for American Studies at Harvard University and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is a Non-Resident Fellow of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University and a Research Scholar at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.