October 9 and 10, 2015: Fall Muster
Join the Friends of Gettysburg for our annual Fall Muster– a two-day event featuring battlefield tours, special programs, and an abundance of Friends camaraderie!
October 24, 2015: Adams Seminar
The Dark and Bloody Ground of Memorial Landscape with Licensed Battlefield Guide Charlie Fennell
An Adams Seminar is a full-day program consisting of a half-day indoor lecture and a half-day battlefield tour.
Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Charlie Fennell for a program that will detail the early creation of the Memorial Landscape at Gettysburg National Military Park from 1863-1935. The afternoon battlefield tour will be about one mile total on mostly level ground.
To register, please click here.
November 21, 2015: 13th annual Remembrance Illumination
On November 19, 1863, at the Dedication of Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln claimed: “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” Support the Gettysburg Foundation with a heartfelt donation to the Remembrance Illumination to honor President Lincoln’s words and all those who serve the United States of America. To donate and sign-up to volunteer at the Remembrance Illumination, please click here.
The Remembrance Illumination will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. The event is free and open to the public.
December 5, 2015: Encounters with History
The Peach Orchard and The Wheatfield: A Line Officer's Perspective with Licensed Battlefield Guide Britt Isenberg
An Encounters with History seminar is a full-day indoor lecture program.
On July 2, 1863 some of the bloodiest actions of the war took place against the Union left at Gettysburg and two of the most integral of these deadly vortexes were the Peach Orchard and The Wheatfield. The outcome of the battle hung in the balance and the command and control in these areas was completely flooded by confusion with very little aid from the high command on either side. The fight came down to the officers of the line, in many places trying to make the best of a bad situation. This program will examine their story through an exploration of their critical thinking and their leadership abilities amid the most dire of circumstances. To register, please click here.
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