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2nd Saturday Civil War Series: “Why Gettysburg?” A Conversation with Matt Callery of Addressing Gettysburg
October 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
History Is Not Boring!
Addressing Gettysburg brings the historic reality of the Battle of Gettysburg and the experiences of the soldiers and civilians to the masses in a comprehensive, immersive, and entertaining way. With over one million downloads and a Today Show showcase to their credit, Addressing Gettysburg offers a fresh, engaging, and exciting approach to a defining moment in American history.
In this lively conversation, AG Founder and Host Matt Callery seeks to ask participants – and perhaps answer himself – Why Gettysburg? What is it about the town, the battlefield, the people, and the history, that continues to attract thousands of visitors and scores of new books each year?
Bio: Growing up in New Jersey, Matt’s fascination with history began at a very young age. Family trips to historic sites often included Civil War locations, with Gettysburg being a favorite. Over the years, Matt developed considerable skills in video and audio production. A fan of Howard Stern, Matt’s early efforts were to create material for his own podcast centered on pop culture topics. Having visited Gettysburg in his childhood, he later moved there, and went to work leading battlefield bicycle tours. Sometime later, he returned to New Jersey but it didn’t take long for him to feel something drawing him back to Pennsylvania. So, he came back to make Gettysburg his home.
A lifelong friend and fellow “history nerd” encouraged Matt to combine his love of history with his talents in studio production to create a podcast about Gettysburg. And so in 2019, with raw enthusiasm, a knack for making interesting conversation, and a makeshift studio, Matt launched the Addressing Gettysburg podcast. He’ll be the first to tell you that it has been a team effort and that he’s grateful for the support of many wonderful people along the way.
2nd Saturday Lectures made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust