“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.” It was 150 years ago next Tuesday that Abraham Lincoln began his most notable speech with that now-familiar line. The speech was short, purposeful, and powerful. Today it still resonates with people of every age, and background. In 1865 Senator Charles Sumner commented on The Gettysburg Address in his eulogy to the slain president. He coined it a “monumental act” and felt that “The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it.” He was correct; we haven’t forgotten it. One hundred fifty years later it is a source of great pride for Lincoln historians and the American people in general. To celebrate this prestigious moment in our history Readers’ Services, along with the Lincoln Librarians, have created a display in the great hall. The bay contains several different posters displaying The Gettysburg Address in various artistic fashions. If you have a chance, please stop by and check out these notable works of art.