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The Gettysburg Foundation partners with the National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park to preserve, protect and interpret, for this and future generations, the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, the Soldiers' National Cemetery and their commemorations.


Focusing on the Importance of the Iconic Lincoln Sculpture at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center



The Lincoln sculpture welcomes about one million visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center each year. The Lincoln sculpture provides visitors with a unique photo opportunity, and it reminds us of the importance of preserving our democracy in America.

The Gettysburg Foundation offers inspiring and engaging programming centered around our 16th President. The Foundation pursues continued and enhanced educational programming, inspired by Lincoln's words, actions and noble vision for America, for present and future generations.

In his own words, sculptor Ivan Schwartz talks about preservation of the iconic Lincoln sculpture. The Gettysburg Foundation invites you to watch the video of the Ivan Schwartz interview on the creation and importance of the Lincoln sculpture.

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