Gettysburg Address Anniversary Events at Illinois Historic Sites
150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
State Sites Schedule of Events
November 1 through November 19
The Bryant Cottage State Historic Site will honor Illinoisans who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg with a display of 140 small flags.
Opening of “On Hallowed Ground” display. Thousands of flags will be placed on the grounds to represent each soldier buried at Gettysburg. Visitors will be able to adorn the flags with ribbons representing their own loved ones in the military.
Saturday, November 16
Remembrance Day ceremony to honor soldiers killed in Battle of Gettysburg
Living history activities, including 2 p.m. recitation of Gettysburg Address and performance by Civil War band.
Tuesday, November 19
10am - Recitation of Gettysburg Address by five students from Springfield’s Japanese sister city, Ashikaga.