Ranger Talk: The History of Thanksgiving and the Civil War
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Dates & Times
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Type of Event
This special topic program by park historian Nick Sacco discusses the history of the holiday of Thanksgiving during the Civil War, including the decisionsby President Lincoln to issue a "Proclamation of Thanksgiving" amidst a raging Civil War, on October 3, 1963, 74 years to the day after President George Washington issued his first presidential Thanksgiving proclamation. The program will take place in the theater in the Visitor Center.
Reservation or Registration: Yes
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