Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Lecture

Gary L. Hylander will present a lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. His topic will be: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In a mere 272 words, Lincoln’s remarks completed the work of General Meade’s guns. Announcing “a new birth of freedom” for all Americans, the Gettysburg Address has become an authoritative expression of the American spirit – as authoritative as the Declaration of Independence itself. Because of Lincoln’s words, we live in a different America, “conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Gary L. Hylander earned his Ph.D. at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian, Thomas H. O’Connor. Dr. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a Presidential Historian, pedagogical specialist for the NEH and an adjunct professor of history and education at Framingham State University and Stonehill College. Gary is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

This free program is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library. It will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room, which is accessible by elevator. There is parking in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

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