President Lincoln’s Cottage marks 150 years since the Gettysburg Address

Washington, D.C.'s Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick will be among those to commemorate the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address at President Lincoln's Cottage on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities) D.C. poet laureate Dolores Kendrick will read the Gettysburg Address at President Lincoln's Cottage on Tuesday. (D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities)

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Tuesday will mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. To celebrate the occasion, President Lincoln's Cottage will host D.C. poet laureate Dolores Kendrick, who will deliver the famed address at 10:30 a.m.

Following the poet's performance, school groups, veterans and active duty military members will gather on the steps of the cottage to recite the speech hourly from 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Participation in this program is free, but pre-registration is required here.

Macy L. Freeman is an editorial aide for the Weekend/Going Out Guide section at The Washington Post.

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