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 and Visitor Center.
The 2022 Winter Reading Adventures theme is: “True Tales & Trailblazers from American History” with a new children’s book featured each week (with pages on the big screen) ranging in subject and time period from Thomas Jefferson to Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Abigail Adams to Lucille Ball, and more! Each featured book and person (and one historic dog!) are true stories about individuals blazing new trails, both literally and figuratively. Short activities or family adventure instructions will follow each book.
“Our Winter Reading Adventures programs are for kids who are learning to read or love to read and want to spend time traveling back and forth between all eras of our history — from the 18th century right up to last Friday!” explained Education Ranger, John Hoptak.
Additionally, we will continue to offer the popular Winter Lecture Series. Featuring National Park Service rangers and historians from across the region, the 10-week series of hour-long presentations will examine pivotal individuals, events, and locations from the American Civil War era. From the Compromise of 1850, the Battle of Stones River, and the Lincoln – Douglas Debates, to the legacy of George Meade, these moments and individuals mark significant epochs in the course of the conflict. The Winter Lecture Series is held at 1:30 pm on weekends in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from January 8 through March 12, 2022.
All programs will be conducted consistent with CDC recommendations. Masks are required for all attendees and capacity may be reduced. Additional details are available at www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Seating is available on a first come – first serve basis. Free tickets are available the day of each presentation at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Schedule is subject to change. For more information, and a full listing of all programs and events, visit the park website at https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/interpretation.htm.
Gettysburg National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service that preserves and protects the resources associated with the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg National Cemetery and provides an understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of American history.
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