If you're a Civil War history buff then you don't want to miss celebrating the 154th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address this month in Springfield.

WREX reports that starting next Monday, November 13th, and running through November 26th you can visit our state's capitol to see one of the 5 handwritten copies of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

The historical piece will be on display for public viewing at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from November 13th - 26th.

There will be special events planned for November 18th and 19th centered around the reading of the Gettysburg Address, which was on November 19, 1863.

"The museum plans [on having] The 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band will perform Nov. 18." As well as "on Nov. 18 and 19 historic interpreters will portray Civil War soldiers for museum visitors."

To learn more about the museum and events click here.

This is actually pretty cool to be able to see. I'm a huge history fan and learning more about the civil War, our nation's bloodiest war, is interesting.

Who's ready for a road trip?




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