The Watch City Steampunk Festival will be held May 12th, 2018! See our website at https://www.watchcityfestival.com/ for complete details.

This event is sponsored by the Downtown Waltham Partnership.
Saturday, May 12 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Gettysburg Address

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The Gettysburg Address, the history behind it’s writing, the meaning and philosophy of the words and phrases, and the different versions of the Gettysburg Address.

The words of the Gettysburg Address were spoken from a man who only had a 1st grade education and yet would rise to become the 16th President of the United States.

The words that he chose had the same philosophical intentions as the Declaration of Independence, Mr. Lincoln being a strong believer in not only the Declaration of Independence but also of the Constitution. This same man would one day write the Emancipation Proclamation.

Today, there are only 5 known, authenticated, copies of the Gettysburg Address, Mr. Smith will discuss the history behind its writing, the meaning and philosophy of the words and phrases used, and the different versions.

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Al Smith

Waltham Historical Society
Al Smith has been a Civil War enthusiast for more than 60 years. His passion to learn  about the Civil War still exists to this day but would be highlighted in 1972 when he befriended a man by the name of Joe Keefe.  Joe Keefe was a man who had visited Gettysburg, Pa. more than... Read More →

Saturday May 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Waltham Public Library - Trustees Room Waltham Public Library

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