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Just Plain Trains Talk: The Story of Sarah Cook Meyers

Just Plain Trains Talk: The Story of Sarah Cook Meyers

  • Dates: July 22, 2017
  • Location: Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station
  • Region: Gettysburg Area
  • Address: 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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Overview

Join the Gettysburg Foundation in this stirring living history performance where you'll meet Sarah "Sallie" Cook, a birthright Quaker, member of the Menallen Friends Meeting, and teacher in Adams County schools. Sallie and her family were deeply affected by the issue of slavery and the ensuing war that came nearly to their doorstep. Her father, Jesse, was involved in the Underground Railroad that helped bring those enslaved in the South to freedom. On November 19, 1863, 20-year-old Sarah and her sister met Abraham Lincoln at the home of their cousin, Gettysburg attorney David Wills.

This free hour long performance takes place at the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sarah Cook Myers is portrayed by Debra McCauslin.

Just Plain Trains Talk: The Story of Sarah Cook Meyers