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Lee’s Headquarters hosts Holiday Open House

Lee’s Headquarters hosts Holiday Open House

Brotherly love leads to giving and Thanksgiving

Brotherly love leads to giving and Thanksgiving

The wig of Thaddeus Stevens

The wig of Thaddeus Stevens

Dedication Day celebrates 160th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Dedication Day celebrates 160th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Slideshow: Remembrance Day Parade

Slideshow: Remembrance Day Parade

Fort Delaware Cornet Band will perform at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church Sunday

Fort Delaware Cornet Band will perform at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church Sunday

Gettysburg tells the story of more than a battle − the military park shows what national ‘reconciliation’ looked like for decades after the Civil War

Gettysburg tells the story of more than a battle − the military park shows what national ‘reconciliation’ looked like for decades after the Civil War

Susan Eisenhower, J’Nai Bridges, Graham Sibley, Harold Holzer, and Doris Kearns Goodwin to appear at Dedication Day Events in Gettysburg Sunday, Nov 19.

Susan Eisenhower, J’Nai Bridges, Graham Sibley, Harold Holzer, and Doris Kearns Goodwin to appear at Dedication Day Events in Gettysburg Sunday, Nov 19.

Veterans Appreciation Day announced

Veterans Appreciation Day announced

Gettysburg needs a Thaddeus Stevens museum

Gettysburg needs a Thaddeus Stevens museum

County celebrates the 30th anniversary of iconic “Gettysburg” film

County celebrates the 30th anniversary of iconic “Gettysburg” film

GAHS Students continue Civil War Hospital Sign project

GAHS Students continue Civil War Hospital Sign project

Gettysburg College author discusses Black history in Gettysburg

Gettysburg College author discusses Black history in Gettysburg

Gettysburg College’s Eisenhower Institute Celebrates Democracy Week

Gettysburg College’s Eisenhower Institute Celebrates Democracy Week

Thaddeus Stevens and the Christiana Resistance 

Thaddeus Stevens and the Christiana Resistance 

Gettsburg recognizes Thaddeus Steven’s accomplishments

Gettsburg recognizes Thaddeus Steven’s accomplishments

One Hundred Nights of Taps closes successful 7th year at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

One Hundred Nights of Taps closes successful 7th year at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Seminary’s Schmucker House gets an update

Seminary’s Schmucker House gets an update

Gettysburg Heritage Center presents “One More War to Fight” book presentation and signing by Stephen A. Goldman

Gettysburg Heritage Center presents “One More War to Fight” book presentation and signing by Stephen A. Goldman

Thaddeus Stevens and Gettysburg College

Thaddeus Stevens and Gettysburg College

Thinking about “New Beginnings,” Braver Angels, and the multiple meanings of Gettysburg.

Thinking about “New Beginnings,” Braver Angels, and the multiple meanings of Gettysburg.

“Gettysburg” 30th Anniversary Festival comes to town in October

“Gettysburg” 30th Anniversary Festival comes to town in October

Thaddeus Stevens versus James Buchanan

Thaddeus Stevens versus James Buchanan

Historic Preservation Project reaches milestone

Historic Preservation Project reaches milestone

Arendtsville Lions turn 50

Arendtsville Lions turn 50

Gettysburg’s Lincoln Cemetery among 13 PA African American cemeteries to receive assistance

Gettysburg’s Lincoln Cemetery among 13 PA African American cemeteries to receive assistance

The financial genius of the Union cause

The financial genius of the Union cause

Seminary Ridge Museum announces 160th Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary on the Ridge

Seminary Ridge Museum announces 160th Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary on the Ridge

Sach’s Covered Bridge slated for some TLC

Sach’s Covered Bridge slated for some TLC

Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

Summer Holiday Events at Children of Gettysburg 1863

Summer Holiday Events at Children of Gettysburg 1863

GNMP sponsors 160th Gettysburg battle events

GNMP sponsors 160th Gettysburg battle events

Local author Jeff Shaara shares his work

Local author Jeff Shaara shares his work

HGAC’s Summer at Spangler program begins May 27

HGAC’s Summer at Spangler program begins May 27

Thaddeus Stevens’s greatest achievement, the 14th Amendment, is once again in the news

Thaddeus Stevens’s greatest achievement, the 14th Amendment, is once again in the news

Land Conservancy of Adams County preserves nearly 10 acres in Franklin Township

Land Conservancy of Adams County preserves nearly 10 acres in Franklin Township

Lincoln Fellowship sponsors 100 Nights of Taps

Lincoln Fellowship sponsors 100 Nights of Taps

HGAC offers McAllister Mill tours, replaces Civil War hospital signs with a key assist from high school students

HGAC offers McAllister Mill tours, replaces Civil War hospital signs with a key assist from high school students

ABT will hold its 2024 annual conference in Gettysburg; announces new virtual tour at Lee’s Headquarters

ABT will hold its 2024 annual conference in Gettysburg; announces new virtual tour at Lee’s Headquarters

Gettysburg Underground Railroad tours will begin in May

Gettysburg Underground Railroad tours will begin in May

The lasting appeal of Gettysburg

The lasting appeal of Gettysburg

Discover the Untold Stories of Gettysburg at Beyond the Battle Museum

Discover the Untold Stories of Gettysburg at Beyond the Battle Museum

79 Years Ago: Worst WW2 Liberty Ship disaster claimed local soldier

79 Years Ago: Worst WW2 Liberty Ship disaster claimed local soldier

GNMP adds bronze relief tactile accessibility tables

GNMP adds bronze relief tactile accessibility tables

24th annual History Meets the Arts next weekend

24th annual History Meets the Arts next weekend

Tours of the Eisenhower home will resume April 1

Tours of the Eisenhower home will resume April 1

HGAC Educational Speakers Program features author Ron Kirkwood

HGAC Educational Speakers Program features author Ron Kirkwood

National Park Service announces 2023 operating hours for Wills House

National Park Service announces 2023 operating hours for Wills House

WWII American Experience celebrates Women’s History Month

WWII American Experience celebrates Women’s History Month

Gary Ozenbaugh and American Battlefield Trust make donation to GARA

Gary Ozenbaugh and American Battlefield Trust make donation to GARA

Burns’ “Gettysburg” episode deserves its iconic status

Burns’ “Gettysburg” episode deserves its iconic status

Documentarian Ken Burns’ first-ever film retrospective kicks off in Gettysburg

Documentarian Ken Burns’ first-ever film retrospective kicks off in Gettysburg

Live artillery Shell from the Battle of Gettysburg found on the GNMP battlefield

Live artillery Shell from the Battle of Gettysburg found on the GNMP battlefield

Winter programming at Gettysburg National Miliary Park

Winter programming at Gettysburg National Miliary Park

Public Meeting about Trail to Adams County Historical Society Facilities

Public Meeting about Trail to Adams County Historical Society Facilities

Slideshow: Remembrance Day Parade 2022

Slideshow: Remembrance Day Parade 2022

Hi-tech research pinpoints where Lincoln stood while delivering his Gettysburg Address

Hi-tech research pinpoints where Lincoln stood while delivering his Gettysburg Address

Dedication Day ceremony celebrates 159th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Dedication Day ceremony celebrates 159th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Slideshow: Dedication and Remembrance Day 2022

Slideshow: Dedication and Remembrance Day 2022

The Shared History of the Musselman Family and the Adams County Fruit Industry

The Shared History of the Musselman Family and the Adams County Fruit Industry

Dedication Day and Remembrance Day events calendar

Dedication Day and Remembrance Day events calendar

“Ticket to the Past:” A virtual reality tour about Basil Biggs

“Ticket to the Past:” A virtual reality tour about Basil Biggs

160th anniversary reenactment of Antietam battle this weekend

160th anniversary reenactment of Antietam battle this weekend

It’s Back to School Time – 1896, That Is!

It’s Back to School Time – 1896, That Is!

Local sculptor’s statue dedicated in York

Local sculptor’s statue dedicated in York

Gettysburg National Military Park Living History demonstrations continue this weekend

Gettysburg National Military Park Living History demonstrations continue this weekend

New World War II Museum Opens in Gettysburg on Saturday

New World War II Museum Opens in Gettysburg on Saturday

America250PA launches programs to honor the US semiquincentennial. 

America250PA launches programs to honor the US semiquincentennial. 

PA Governor Tom Wolf visits Gettysburg’s Beyond the Battle museum

PA Governor Tom Wolf visits Gettysburg’s Beyond the Battle museum

Virtual Reality Museum opens at Gettysburg Train Station

Virtual Reality Museum opens at Gettysburg Train Station

They Once Lived Here – A Hike through Gettysburg’s Forgotten History

They Once Lived Here – A Hike through Gettysburg’s Forgotten History

Gettysburg Majestic will present first-ever Ken Burns Film Festival

Gettysburg Majestic will present first-ever Ken Burns Film Festival

Eisenhower Home Opens for Tours Memorial Day Weekend

Eisenhower Home Opens for Tours Memorial Day Weekend

David Wills House Reopens for 2022

David Wills House Reopens for 2022

Artwork from the Battlefield at History Meets the Arts

Artwork from the Battlefield at History Meets the Arts

Thaddeus Stevens statue unveiled in Gettysburg

Thaddeus Stevens statue unveiled in Gettysburg

GNMP Winter Programs Continue

GNMP Winter Programs Continue

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens to become nonprofit

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens to become nonprofit

Gettysburg will dedicate Thaddeus Stevens statue at courthouse on April 2

Gettysburg will dedicate Thaddeus Stevens statue at courthouse on April 2

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

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

Gettysburg 64th Annual Dedication Day Weekend

Gettysburg 64th Annual Dedication Day Weekend

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: An Immortal Speech That Almost Didn’t Happen

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: An Immortal Speech That Almost Didn’t Happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCCAP Launches Million Reasons to Give Endowment Campaign

SCCAP Launches Million Reasons to Give Endowment Campaign

Teas of the First Ladies Presentation at the Gettysburg Public Library

Teas of the First Ladies Presentation at the Gettysburg Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

HGAC Barn Tour on Sep. 18

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

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

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

Veterans Remembered at Gettysburg Memorial Day Parade and Presentation

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

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

GNP Visitor Center Returns to Normal Daily Hours for Visitors

Gettysburg Foundation Names New President

Underground Railroad Tours Are Back!

ACHS Breaks Ground and Selects Museum Design Firm

The Black Influence – Series 2: 1847 to 1864

Fifth Annual Absolutionists Day Event Scheduled for April 10

Adams County Historical Society Breaks Ground on New Building

The Black Influence – Series 1: 1780 to 1850

ACHS Announces Partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum

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

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