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23rd (Renewed and Improved) History Meets the Arts Show Announced

Organizations and Individuals are invited to participate in the renewed and improved History Meets the Arts Show in Gettysburg, April 17 & 18, 2020.



The History Meets the Arts (HMTA) organizing committee is inviting any and all businesses and groups to be part of the 23rd annual show throughout the town next April; a kick start to the tourist season.

A core group of stores in Gettysburg is already planning a cooperative event where the individual business host artists, authors, designers, jewelers, potters, artisans, etc., in their stores over the weekend, all under the History Meets the Arts show umbrella name, which is the way the show began in the late 1990’s. The HMTA group is looking to get the word out to the Gettysburg community about re-starting this event as a town-wide festival and inviting participants.

Your business or group can benefit from and add to the event. Examples include:

  • Culinary arts: Restaurants may want to have a featured chef and/or local celebrity chef, specialty dish or dessert, cocktail, etc.
  • Performing arts: Theatre groups may have a special show or concert over the weekend. Potential indoor or outdoor fundraiser performances for community organizations. Majestic theatre could play classic historic films like Gone with the Wind, Gettysburg, Last of the Mohicans, etc. Musicians could set up to play to the public or at coffee shop, restaurant, shop, etc.
  • Visual arts: painters, makers of jewelry, clothing, quilts, hats, keepsakes, craftsmen, candy makers, etc. to be hosted within or on properties of Gettysburg businesses.

An introductory informative meeting about History Meets the Arts is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at 5:30 pm at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. All individuals, businesses, groups and organizations are invited to attend for more details, ideas, history of the show, etc. For additional information, please contact Philippe du Bois at 717.334.7950 or via email at info@lordnelsons.com.

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