The dedication of a wayside plaque for Stevens Hall at Gettysburg College will be part of a two day
celebration of Stevens's 220th birthday that will include a seminar, dinner and exhibit in
Gettysburg and Lancaster.
Two-Day Event in Lancaster and Gettysburg
Planned for Thad's Birthday Next Year
April 2012 will mark the 220th birthday of Thaddeus Stevens and the
Thaddeus Stevens Society is planning a special two-day observance in
cooperation with the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Gettysburg
College and the Lancaster Historical Society.
The events will begin the morning of Friday, April 13, 2012 with a seminar
about the Great Commoner at the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
That will be followed by a ceremony at Stevens grave in the afternoon and then a
dinner, with a guest speaker, at the Lancaster Convention Center, which is built
next to the restored Stevens house.
The observance will then move to Gettysburg on Monday, April 16, where
Gettysburg College will dedicate a wayside sign in front of it’s Stevens Hall. The
building, constructed in 1868, honors Stevens, who was instrumental in the
founding of Gettysburg College. The dedication will be followed by the unveiling
of the largest exhibit of Thaddeus Stevens items ever assembled at the college’s
This is the biggest event the Society has ever mounted and we hope that all
members will make every effort to attend. It will be a blast.