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ITOW hosts 'Lincoln at Gettysburg'

Dale Blanshan as Abraham Lincoln. Submitted Photo

Dale Blanshan returns to Perham's ITOW Veterans Museum this Sunday, Nov. 25 for a 3 p.m. show about "Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg."

This month marks the 147th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, one of the greatest speeches in American history. 

Utilizing documents, stories, and photographs from the 1860's, Dale Blanshan will lead an exploration of the Battle of Gettysburg beginning with the circumstances that led to it and concluding with Pickett's famous charge. 

The program follows Lincoln to Gettysburg, where he had been invited to follow the two-hour speech of noted orator Edward Everett with a few remarks in dedication of the new cemetery. 

Blanshan describes himself as a slightly aging gentleman with a penchant for stories and music from days gone by. For this event he will appear in period costume.  This event is free and open to the public.

Through the end of December, the ITOW Veterans Museum will be hosting "From Ox Cart Trails to Civil War Heroes," including exhibits from the Prospect House and Civil War Museum and the Becker County Historical Society as well as information and photographs from the archives of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, all about Minnesota in the 1800s.

These exhibits are free and open to the public.

The ITOW Veterans Museum is located at 805 West Main in Perham.

For more information call 218-346-7678 or visit