Lasting influence of Gettysburg Address explored PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 November 2013 12:02

Theresa Weaver-Basye, curator of education


For Immediate Release

November 7, 2013

(Sioux City) – Learn more about how a president’s brief remarks in November 1863 at the dedication of a cemetery became viewed as one of the most important speeches in American history at the program, “The Astonishing Legacies of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address” on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum.

In honor of its 150th anniversary, Dr. Patrick G. Bass of Morningside College will discuss the meaning, nature and legacies of Abraham Lincoln's address at the National Cemetery of Gettysburg. Not initially viewed as remarkable, the speech only later was referred to as the Gettysburg Address. Explore the significance of the address during its time, along with further reflections on how later generations of Americans came to view it.

A professor at Morningside College since 1992, Bass earned his Ph.D. in History from the Claremont Graduate School in 1986. His scholarly interests center on American and Western European History from the mid-18th Century to the end of the 19th Century, and he has authored several works on different aspects of this era.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 712-279-6174 or visit The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street in downtown Sioux City.

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