The Great
Commoner
Volume 15, No. 1  thaddeusstevenssociety.com  Spring 2013
Meeting On March 10
 The Thaddeus Stevens Society will meet on Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology at 750 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA. We will
be meeting in the conference room of the college’s main building, Mellor Hall.
 A delicious lunch will be served, courtesy of Donald Rhoads, a professor at the college
and a Society member. There will be a tour of the college’s Stevens statue and the
college’s archives room.
 If you plan to attend and have not yet notified the Society, please call or email us at
717-334-1912 or
contact@thaddeusstevenssociety.com
Stevens Graveside Ceremony On April 5
   The annual ceremony at Thaddeus Stevens’s grave will be held Friday, April 5, at 4:
30 p.m. at the Shreiner-Concord cemetery at Chestnut and Mulberry Streets in
Lancaster, PA. The ceremony will be followed by a dinner that is free to Society
members. More information about the event will be sent out by email closer to the
event.
Lincoln Movie Boosts Stevens's Fame
 The Lincoln movie has put Thaddeus Stevens in the spotlight. Click here for story:
MOVIE STORY
Take Me Out To Thaddeus Stevens Day
At The Ball Park
 Plans are in the works for a Thaddeus Stevens day at Clipper Magazine Stadium in
Lancaster on August 24 during a game of the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball team.
Thad bobble head dolls, complete with little wigs, will be given away and clips from the
Lincoln movie will be shown. There may also be Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith
re-enactors.
 Special arrangements are being worked on for Society members. More information will
be sent out by email as plans are firmed up.
Society Works To Improve Stevens's Cemetery
  The Thaddeus Stevens Society has recently spent $680 to repair the urns in front of
Stevens’s grave and is working with the Shreiner-Concord Cemetery Foundation to
repair various tombstones. Members Frank Cummins and Ross Hetrick generously
contributed to the urn repairs.
 To help continue the improvement of the cemetery, Society members are encouraged
to come to the cemetery on Saturday, March 23, at 9 a.m. to help do grounds work.
The cemetery is at Mulberry and Chestnut Streets in Lancaster.
 The Shreiner-Concord Cemetery is the most important Stevens site because it reflects
his complete devotion to equality and the Society is intent on making it a national
showplace that everyone can be proud of.
Campaign for Thad Stamp Presses On
 Society member Donald Gallagher has been working diligently for years to get a
Thaddeus Stevens stamp. Click here for update on the progress.
STAMP STORY