GNMP Winter Programs Continue

Gettysburg National Military Park winter programs will continue through Sunday, March 12, 2022. Park staff and invited historians will once again offer the Winter Lecture Series as well as the popular Reading Adventures program for children ages 4 to 10 and their families. These free programs are presented at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum …

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Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens to become nonprofit

After many years of neglect, the Adams County supervisors have developed a plan to provide assurance for the people who are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery and their families. The cemetery, located at 1380 Chambersburg St. West of Gettysburg has been in poor repair since at least 2015. “It turned into a bit of a …

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Gettysburg Licensed Town Guides offers tours of Gettysburg’s rich African American history this weekend

In honor of Martin Luther King Weekend, the Gettysburg Licensed Town Guides are offering one-hour walking tours of Gettysburg’s rich African American history. The tours are on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. “Here are some of the site that may be included in the tour: We know little about Rev. …

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Gettysburg 64th Annual Dedication Day Weekend

This weekend marked the anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. The Gettysburg National Cemetery is famous throughout the world today as the site of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered at the cemetery’s dedication ceremonies four and a half months after the battle. Numerous events take place each year to commemorate …

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Warren Tracy Davis, Marti Yeager and Diana Llauget Artwork at AECenter

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the exhibitions of Warren Tracy Davis, Marti Yeager and Diana Llauget with an opening reception on Friday, November 5, 5-7:30 p.m., at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. The reception is free and open to the public. Due to the increase of CO-VID …

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Historical Society presents inaugural “Photo Projection” on the Gettysburg Square

Dozens of people lined the Gettysburg Square last night to view an outdoor “projection” of historic photographs in front of the wall of the ACNB Bank Building in the square. Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) Executive Director Andrew Dalton and historian Tim Smith narrated the program, featuring rare images of the town taken throughout its …

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Veterans Day at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Gettysburg, Pa. (Oct. 21, 2021)—The Gettysburg Foundation announces a special discount and programming at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center to honor our veterans, on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is currently open daily, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Gettysburg Foundation invites all U.S. military veterans to …

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Teas of the First Ladies Presentation at the Gettysburg Public Library

The Gettysburg chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to attend their October 15, 2021 gathering in the Eisenhower Room at the Adams County Library at 1:00 PM.  A wonderful program is planned. Drink and listen to surprising, funny, and poignant stories about First Ladies serving tea at the “First Ladies’ …

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Remembrance Day Illumination: Sponsor a Luminary Candle In Honor or Memory of a Loved One

Gettysburg, Pa. (Oct. 6, 2021)—The Gettysburg Foundation presents the 19th Annual Remembrance Day Illumination on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The event is subject to weather conditions, health and safety. The commemoration features a luminary candle on all 3,512 Civil War soldiers’ graves. The fallen soldiers’ names are read …

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The 2021 World War II Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site will be a hybrid event

The 2021 World War II Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic Site will be a hybrid event that will include in-person and virtual programming. These programs will take place from Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19. Due to safety measures during the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, we will not host our traditional living history encampment …

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#MoreHistory will engage historians and public in Civil War Era conversations on Saturday

Gettysburg National Military Park is pleased to partner with the Journal of the Civil War Era and Gettysburg College on a series of special events to be held in the park on Saturday, September 18. From 12 pm to 2 pm, join National Park Service rangers, historians, and volunteers at select sites throughout the battlefield for a special look …

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Explore Flohr’s Church Cemetery with the Adams County Historical Society

With burials dating to the 1790s, Flohr’s Church is one of the earliest German Lutheran congregations in the area. Still active, this Franklin Township graveyard contains some 3,000 known burials and countless unmarked graves. Join Adams County Historical Society historian Timothy H. Smith on Tuesday, September 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on a walk …

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HGAC Barn Tour on Sep. 18

The Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC) will hold a tour of historic barns in the Gettysburg area on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Proceeds from this Historic Barns Tour will benefit the award-winning HGAC Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program. HGAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on historic preservation in …

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New York developer Tim Harrison purchases the Gettysburg Station Site for $1 million

Another chapter in the long history of the so-called REDDI or Gettysburg Station property, situated in Gettysburg between North Stratton and Carlisle streets near the historic railroad station, was written this summer when Staten Island developer Tim Harrison purchased the 2.4-acre property from the Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA) for $1 million. The property, …

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HGAC Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County: Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Travel back in time and enjoy this rare opportunity to visit inside seven historic barns near Gettysburg.  The Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Preservation Society (HGAC) presents the “Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County” on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.  The Tour starts at the historic Round Barn near Cashtown where …

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Gettysburg Heritage Center to host numerous authors as part of the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

The 158th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will bring several authors to the Gettysburg Heritage Center for presentations and book signings.  Notable authors, such as Dr. Bradley Gottfried, Tom McMillan, Kent Masterson Brown, Jim Hessler, Jared Frederick & Erik Dorr will be among those in attendance. Book talks followed by signings will take place Friday, …

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Veterans Remembered at Gettysburg Memorial Day Parade and Presentation

As other families picnicked and visited, thousands of veterans, families with children of all ages, and other patriots lined Baltimore Avenue in Gettysburg on a sunny Memorial Day afternoon to watch an enthusiastic parade.  A smaller crowd stayed on to hear presentations at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. The parade included representatives of the guided-missile cruiser …

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George Spangler Farm and Field Hospital will open its summer season Friday June 11

Ticketholders at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have the opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2021 summer season. The historic site is open for visitors Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on the Battle Anniversary, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Friday, June 11 through Sunday, Aug …

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Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg Foundation Partnership Project: Culp’s Hill Rehabilitation

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are partnering on a Culp’s Hill rehabilitation project. The project will improve the cultural and natural landscape of 18-acres of Culp’s Hill where key battle action occurred on July 2-3, 1863. Work will include the removal of brush and select understory (trees five inches or less in diameter) …

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GNP Visitor Center Returns to Normal Daily Hours for Visitors

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, home of the Gettysburg Cyclorama and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, announces new hours of operation throughout the summer starting Saturday, May 1, 2021. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center had offered visitors reduced hours since reopening its doors June 25, 2020, and …

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Gettysburg Foundation Names New President

The Board of Directors of the Gettysburg Foundation has appointed Wayne E. Motts as the Foundation’s new president to lead the operations of the national preservation and education organization.  The Gettysburg Foundation owns and operates the LEED Gold-certified Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower …

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Underground Railroad Tours Are Back!

Walking tours of Gettysburg’s only Underground Railroad (UGRR) Site recognized by the National Park Service’s “Network to Freedom” will begin on Saturday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m and everyone is invited to attend. The McAllister’s Mill UGRR Tours were cancelled last year due to the COVID pandemic, but all of the tour guides have received …

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ACHS Breaks Ground and Selects Museum Design Firm

As site work begins at the future home of the future Adams County Historical Museum on the Biglerville road just north of Gettysburg, the Adams County Historical Society has chosen an architect for the building. The museum planning process has been entrusted to HealyKohler Design, an award-winning firm based in Washington, D.C. HealyKohler is known …

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The Black Influence – Series 2: 1847 to 1864

In 1847, John “Jack” Hopkins was a custodian at the Gettysburg College. He was hired making only $15 a month. This was the normal wage for a free Black man in Pennsylvania. He was held in high esteem by the faculty and students. It is said that he helped freedom seekers during their passage in …

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The Black Influence – Series 1: 1780 to 1850

In 1780, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed “An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.” The Act stated people born into slavery in 1780 and after, would be freed when they turned 28 years old. However, people born into slavery before 1780 were still enslaved for life. For the time, this was a progressive step, but don’t …

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ACHS Announces Partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) is thrilled to announce the formalization of a key partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum, Inc. This grassroots organization was established to preserve and promote Black history and culture in our community. Like ACHS, GBHM holds precious archival materials that are key to understanding the story of Gettysburg and Adams County. …

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Rediscover Gettysburg in February: Adams County Free Days at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

To welcome Adams County residents back to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation invite them to Rediscover Gettysburg each Thursday during the month of February 2021. Adams County residents can enjoy free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National …

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