Peekskill Lecture: Presidential Visits at Gettysburg

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Presidential Visits at gettysburgThe Lincoln Depot Museum in Peekskill, NY, will continue their Fall Lecture Series on Saturday, September 30th with noted scholar and author Jay Jorgensen.

The talk, “Presidential Visits at Gettysburg” begins with an in-depth look at Lincoln’s visit and the newspaper coverage around the nation. Jay will conclude with a discussion on a number of the more interesting visits to GB by various post-Civil War presidents. Mr. Jorgensen will also have copies of his books for sale at the event.

Doors open at 1 pm with presentation beginning at 1:30 pm. Admission is $10 per person, free for museum members.

Jay Jorgensen graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in history, from Villanova University School of Law with a JD, and from American Military University with a MA in military history – Civil War Studies. He is a Superior Court Judge in New Jersey. Jay is the author of Gettysburg’s Bloody Wheatfield, which won the prestigious Bachelder-Coddington Award for best new book on Gettysburg in 2002. He is also the author of The Wheatfield at Gettysburg: A Walking Tour, Edward Porter Alexander: Confederate Cannoneer, and Gettysburg’s Leadership Lessons for Lawyers (and Non-Lawyers too!).

The Lincoln Depot Museum is located at 41 South Water Street in Peekskill. For more information visit the Lincoln Depot Museum Website.

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