Gladwyne - Abraham Lincoln visits PhiladelphiaTuesday May 11, 2021
6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln visits Philadelphia presented by Michael Jesberger- Historical Lecturer, Reenactor and Tour Guide.
Abraham Lincoln first saw Independence Hall during his 1848 visit to Philadelphia. He visited Philadelphia four times and was moved spiritually and emotionally by each visit. From his participation in the National Convention, his speech to the citizens of Philadelphia on his way to Washington, his attendance at the Sanitary Fair, or his final trip home in 1865. Philadelphia was special to President Lincoln. Join historical lecturer and tour guide Michael Jesberger for a presentation on the President’s time in Philadelphia before, during and after the American Civil War.
Mr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. He is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge , as well as his engaging and passionate presentation style, whether providing formal lectures, living history presentations or tours of historic sites in the Tri-state area.
A member of numerous history based organizations and active in the reenactment community, he participates in numerous battle reenactments, living history programs and ceremonies to honor our first and current veterans. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Mr. Jesberger is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and has relocated to Bucks and Montgomery County, PA and currently resides in Lansdale, PA with his wife, Amy, Son, Erik and two daughters, Erin and Emma.
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