Abraham LincolnDr. Brett Barker, history professor at the University of Wisconsin—Marathon County, celebrates the 150th anniversary of one of the world’s most recognized speeches. Barker’s speech, A Few Appropriate Remarks: The Gettysburg Address at 150, set for Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 at the Woodson History Center in Wausau, is part of the Marathon County Historical Society’s ongoing series of Civil War lectures in conjunction with the exhibit The Road to Civil War and Back: Marathon County 1861-1865.

Barker will explore the speech’s magnitude and how this great statement of American ideals emerged in the midst of Lincoln’s crowded life as Commander-in Chief, political leader, and harried husband and father. Learn why the address’s language, historical context and meaning justify its enduring fame.

There is no fee and no registration is required. For more information please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.

Marathon-County-Historical-Society-WausauA Few Appropriate Remarks: The Gettysburg Address at 150
Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 pm
Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe Street, Wausau
No admission fee, no reservations required
More information at 715-842-5750 or marathoncountyhistory.org