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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2015, 12 NOON - 5:00 PM
at WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY IN THE CONSERVATORY

The General Meade Society Sponsors Its 16th Annual Symposium

We seek to promote the study of the service and career of Philadelphia’s greatest war hero, General Meade and the Civil War. Thank you for joining us for an in-depth look at George Gordon Meade at his 200th Anniversary!

Program

12 noon: Welcome, Introductions, Announcements

12:15pm: First Session
— Meade’s Early Life and Career —
Dr. Andy Waskie

1:00pm: Lunch with the Kearney Kommissary and delicacies from 1865; Book sales by Jim Schmick; fund raisers; book signings

2:00pm: Second Session
— Meade from Mexico to Fredericksburg — Jerry McCormick

2:45pm: Break — Browse the Books of Civil War & More

3:00pm: Third Session
— Meade From Gettysburg to Appomattox — LTC Ralph Peters

3:45pm : Break — Browse the Books

4:00pm: Fourth Session

— Meade in Post-War America—Tom Huntington

5:00pm: Wrap up & Conclusion

Thanks to the Attendees; Moderator Prof. Joe Pugh; the Meade Society members; Jim Schmick (Civil War & More); Tom & Judy Kearney & Kommissary; John Meko and the Union League; West Laurel Hill; our distinguished speakers and guests!

To Register: call Jerry McCormick at 215-848-7753 or e-mail
gedwinmc@msn.com or andy.waskie@temple.edu
Website: www.generalmeadesociety.org

BROCHURE FOR THE EVENT [PDF]

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2015, 2 PM

The 12TH ANNUAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD & BLACK HISTORY CONFERENCE
AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, MAIN CAMPUS, WALK AUDITORIUM, RITTER HALL

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

1. Session - 2 pm -2:45 pm,
Abraham Lincoln and the Passing of the 13th Amendment and Abolition of Slavery
M. Kelly Tillery, Esq.

2. Session - 3 pm - 3:45 pm
The Assassination of Lincoln and Its Effect on the People
Matthew Pinsker, Ph.D Dickinson College

3. Session - 4 pm - 4:45 pm
The End of the Civil War, 'Juneteenth' and the Service of the U.S. Colored Troops
Don Ogbewi Scott, Sr. Professor, Community College of Philadelphia

4:45 pm - Concluding Remarks

Sponsored by African-American Studies Department. Contact Information: Dr. Anadolu-Okur,
[anadolu@temple.edu] and Dr. Anthony Waskie [awaskie@temple.edu]

BROCHURE FOR EVENT [PDF]

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SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Annual General Meade Spring Trip:
“Meade Sites in Philadelphia” –

Itinerary: 

Meade family dwellings in Old City and Center City;
Meade graves in Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church;
Meade’s office on Girard Avenue;
Union League Meade Collection;
Meade monuments and memorials in Philadelphia;

Buffet lunch at McGillin’s Old Ale House;

Grand Army of the Republic Museum’s Meade and Old Baldy Rooms --
(if time allows);
Meade family graves at Laurel Hill Cemetery. 

Departs 8:00 AM from Laurel Hill Cemetery and returns to Laurel Hill at 5:00 PM for refreshments. 

$60.00 per person includes bus, driver tip, lunch and post tour reception.  Contact Jerry McCormick at gedwinmc@msn.com or 215-848-7753.

BROCHURE FOR THE EVENT [PDF]

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM


TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
FOR GENERAL GEORGE GORDON MEADE

Meade Room at the Union League of Philadelphia

This dinner follows the 95th Anniversary of 1910 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; and the 140th Anniversary of the awarding of the 4th Gold Medal of the Union League to General Meade in 1866.

There will be honored guests, toasts, testimonials, follow by dinner and special awards.

[PRICE AS YET TO BE DETERMINED.]

Co-sponsored by: General Meade Society of Philadelphia; American Legion Post 405; Armed Services Council of the Union League; Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League; Major Maceuen Civil War Round Table; and the Loyal Legion.​

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 - 6:30 - 9:30 PM - GETTYSBURG

GENERAL MEADE AT HIS 200TH ANNIVERSARY- SYMPOSIUM

Reflections on Meade's decisive role as victorious commander of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg.

Battlefield guides and scholars will present on General Meade and the Battle.

At the Gettysburg Heritage Center -  6:30 - 9:30 PM

Register: http://www.gettysburgmuseum.com/

Stephanie Lightner
Phone: 717-334-6245; slightner@gettysburgmuseum.com

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015 AT REMEMBRANCE DAY IN GETTYSBURG, 10:00 AM

General Meade & his Generals and the veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg Honor/Dedication Ceremonies during the Remembrance Day Observance. Honoring all commanders and veterans of the Battle.

Please meet at the Pennsylvania Monument along Hancock Ave. at 10:00 AM; then proceed to the Meade Equestrian Monument at 10:30am for traditional honor ceremonies and wreath layings.

Contact Jerry McCormick at (215) 848-7753 or gedwinmc@msn.com for info. 

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015 - NOON

ANNUAL GENERAL MEADE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

2015 will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of General Meade and his and Margaretta’s 175th wedding anniversary.  The General Meade Society of Philadelphia will celebrate these events at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, where the victor of the Battle of Gettysburg is buried. 

A military parade and ceremony will commence at 12 noon.  Military and civilian living historians are encouraged to participate.  Visitors and participants are asked to gather at the Gatehouse at 11:30 a.m.  A champagne toast and reception will follow the ceremony.  A tour of the cemetery will be offered. For directions, call 215-228-8200.

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