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Gettysburg: An American Epic

Instructor: Mike Bell

Fridays • 8 classes • 3/22-5/10 • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Class size 5-25 students
17 seats remaining
Location: Randall 250

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in American history.  This class will explore the 3 days of battle. It will also examine the town itself, the people and the aftermath of the struggle. Lincoln’s address and the legacy of the battle will add to our understanding of this American epic.

On November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, considered one of the best-known speeches in American history. A crowd of citizens and soldiers surround Lincoln (with a red arrow pointing to his location in photo).
Courtesy of Wikipedia

Mike Bell loves American history! With a master’s degree in both history and teaching, and an undergrad degree in political science, he has enjoyed a varied career in teaching and historical interpretation. Mike appeared on a History Channel special about PT 109, and for over 20 years, he has portrayed many historical figures, including Butch Cassidy and Sam Houston.