The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
President Lincoln offered his brief remarks at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg, PA on November 19, 1863. After a two-hour oration by Edward Everett, the President stood to offer a statement lasting just 2 minutes. "On the day following the ceremony, Everett himself wrote to Lincoln, 'I wish that I could flatter myself that I had come as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.'" (from Britannica.com)
The Gettysburg Address, along with Lincoln's second inaugural address, is inscribed on the walls of the Lincoln Memorial. Take a virtual tour of the Memorial here: http://www.nps.gov/featurecontent/ncr/linc/interactive/deploy/index.htm#/introduction
Learn more about about Gettysburg, PA here: http://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm