I still don’t get what is so wrong with this shirt that Eric Wittenberg found in the gift shop at the Gettysburg Visitor Center. At first I thought that Lincoln was reacting to a gun shot, which would seem inappropriate, but I quickly realized that “Old Abe” was kickin’ some new dance moves. It’s a pretty hip design and what’s more American than having some fun with our historical figures. In fact, I am going to purchase one next time I am in Gettysburg.
Which reminds me, I am going to be in Gettysburg in July as a participant in this summer’s Civil War Preservation Trust workshop for teachers. On Saturday night I am taking part in a roundtable discussion on the role of technology and social networking tools in the classroom. Check out the website and register for what promises to be a dynamite list of talks and tours of the Gettysburg battlefield.[Image from Rantings of a Civil War Historian]