Vermont Humanities Council History Alive Event at the Thompson Center, Tuesday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
*Edward Everett: The Other Speaker at Gettysburg*
Had you stopped President Lincoln on his way to Ford’s Theater and asked, “Who delivered the Gettysburg Address?” Lincoln would have honestly replied: “Why, the Honorable Edward Everett from Massachusetts.” Jim Cooke, in the character of Edward Everett, offers a unique view of the events surrounding the consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Recalling his invitation to speak, the painstaking research that went into his Gettysburg Address and his tour of the battlefields, Everett recounts his time with President Lincoln of that momentous occasion.
Free and open to the public.
For more information call 457-3277 or see website at www.thompsonseniorcenter.org.