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Thaddeus Stevens celebration scheduled

The Thaddeus Stevens Society has planned three days of celebrations, including the installation of a statue in front of the Adams County Courthouse, on April 1, 2, and 3, 2022.

Some more information about Stevens is here.

Steven’s statesmanship and patriotism, and especially his dogged determination and intelligence, led him to take actions to advance equality for all during pivotal times in our nation’s history, during the 1800s. Without his many wise and heartfelt contributions, our country would have looked very different after the Civil War ended. His actions continue to inspire us.

Why is Thaddeus Stevens important to Gettysburg? Find the answer in this informative tribute on the Gettysburg Borough website:

Will you join us?
•       Make the trip to Lancaster for events on Friday, April 1st.
•       Attend the Gettysburg activities on Saturday, April 2nd.
•       And venture to Caledonia on Sunday, April 3rd.

These events, presented by the Thaddeus Stevens Society and led by the group’s president, Ross Hetrick, are guaranteed to expand your knowledge and appreciation of “The Great Commoner.” Stevens was a renowned congressman, attorney, and educator. He’s remembered as our most prominent Gettysburg citizen . . . and very soon now, an impressive statue in our town will depict him delivering the guarantees of the 14th Amendment to all Americans!

For details, and to register, see the updated schedule at this website:

For information on banquet tickets and package deals, email Ross at:

The unveiling of Thad’s statue, and the celebration of his birthday, remind us of what just one person can do, to influence the future of our country, for the better.

I hope to see you there!

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