Monday, January 26, 2009
David Wills House Museum
I just recently found this brief overview of the soon-to-be opened David Wills House in Gettysburg. Wills was an attorney during the time of the battle and was largely responsible for the creation of the National Cemetery there. His home was the site of much preparation for the cemetery and its dedication in November 1863. President Lincoln resided there the night before he delivered the Gettysburg Address. It is said he put the finishing touches on the document in the home that night. This overview gives a description of each museum gallery as well as some history concerning the structure and town. The museum will open on Lincoln's 200th birthday.