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Civil War newsman “Horace Greeley” to appear at York CWRT meeting

Living historian Cal Doucette will discuss New York City newsman Horace Greeley in a special appearance at the February 17, 2010, meeting of the York, Pennsylvania, Civil War Round Table.

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The York Civil War Round Table will feature Living Historian Cal Doucette portraying in first person Horace Greeley, founder and editor of the New York Tribune at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Horace Greeley was also a founder of the Republican Party, an abolitionist and a strong supporter of social causes. Included in the program will be a history of newspapers and reporting in America during the time period of the 1850’s through the Civil War. Politics of the day, secession, New York City draft riots, and the life of Greeley and other editors will also be included in the program. Original newspapers of that era will be on display.
Cal Doucette has been a Living Historian since 2000. He has presented his program to Civil War Roundtables, Gettysburg National Military Park, Rupp House, Historical Societies and other localities in Gettysburg. He belongs to the Civil War Presentation Trust, Gettysburg CWRT, Adams County Historical Society and the Marilla Historical Society in Western New York. Volunteering at the GNMP and the David Wills House is a privilege he enjoys by living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the auditorium of the York County Heritage Trust at 250 E. Market St. in downtown York, Pennsylvania. For questions , please contact Lila Fourhman-Shaull at YCHT. 717-848-1587, ext. 223
There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome ! Bring a friend !