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Reception: First Hand: Civil War-Era Drawings From the Becker Collection


Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Dickinson College Weiss Center for the Arts 240 W. High St. Carlisle, PA 17007 Directions


his year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address. In commemoration of those pivotal and defining events in the American Civil War and U.S. history, The Trout Gallery at Dickinson presents more than 50 drawings from combat illustrators who served as artist-reporters during the Civil War. This special exhibition, “First Hand: Civil War-Era Drawings From the Becker Collection,” opens on Friday, June 7 and runs through Oct. 19 in The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts, 240 West High Street.

An exhibition reception will be held on Friday, Aug. 30 from 4 – 5 p.m. in Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts, with guest lecturer Harold Holzer, a writer and leading authority on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War-era. He serves as the chair of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and as the first Roger Hertog Fellow at The New York Historical Society. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call The Trout Gallery at 717-245-1711.


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