May 21: Encounters with History
Major General John Reynolds at Gettysburg: Hero/Leader, or Misuse of Authority? with Licensed Battlefield Guide Chuck Burkell
This Encounters with History is a full-day indoor and outdoor program. A lecture will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ford Education Center in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, followed by an hour for lunch and an outdoor moderate walking program from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This presentation will provide a history and examination of the life of John Reynolds, discuss and examine Reynolds’ behavior within some selected contemporary leadership/use of authority frameworks, follow the footsteps of Reynolds from Emmitsburg, Maryland to Gettysburg on June 30/July 1, review the opening battle actions of July 1 on the field at McPherson’s Ridge where Reynolds was killed in action, and a discussion of the aftermath.
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June 4, 2016: Volunteer Work Day Sold Out
Join the Friends for this special 20th anniversary volunteer work day! Participants will spend a full day working on preservation projects at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, working alongside the National Park Service Maintenance Team. Following the Work Day, a National Park Service Ranger will provide an informative program.