Tuesday October 15, 5:00-7:00pm
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
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The event will begin with a tour of the exhibit, Philadelphia 1863: Turning the Tide. It includes some wonderful objects, including the podium at which Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. After that, we can tour our new state-of-the-art collections storage space. To top off the visit, we’ll do a show-and-tell with three remarkable items from the collection: one of the 26 known copies of the Leland-Boker Emancipation Proclamation; the Tanner Manuscript, the only hand-written eyewitness testimony taken in connection with Lincoln’s assassination; and one of the six pieces cut from the undershirt Lincoln was wearing when he was shot and died. It is also the only one still known to exist.
More info on the Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia here