Annual Luncheon

    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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    The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania’s annual meeting and luncheon will follow soon after the conclusion of the Dedication Day ceremony on November 19 at the The Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    We are privileged this year to welcome as our speaker Jon Meacham. Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer. The Rogers Chair in the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University, he is the author of the New York Times bestsellers His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of HopeDestiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker BushThomas Jefferson: The Art of PowerAmerican Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White HouseAmerican Gospel, and Franklin and Winston. A fellow of the Society of American Historians, Meacham lives in Nashville. His new biography And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle will be released in October 2022.
    Interviewing Mr. Meacham will be the esteemed Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer. Harold Holzer is the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York, a post he assumed in 2015 after 23 years as senior vice president of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This prolific Lincoln scholar has been honored by three American presidents: Beginning in 2000, he served 10 years as co-chairman of the U. S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, appointed by President Clinton.  Then, in 2008, Holzer was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush.  And in 2009, Holzer wrote the Lincoln essay in the official program for the re-inauguration of President Barack Obama.  Holzer is the author, co-author, or editor of 53 books and more than 600 articles on Lincoln and the Civil War.  His Lincoln and the Power of the Press won the 2015 Lincoln Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize from the Columbia School of Journalism, and the Goldsmith Prize from the Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School.  Harold Holzer has spoken five times from this platform—twice as our Dedication Day speaker, and four times to introduce our orators.

    Mr. Meacham will also be signing his new book, "And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle,” (available for purchase on site).

"Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P. O. Box  3372, Gettysburg, PA  17325

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