Upcoming Friends of Gettysburg Events

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September 26, 2015: Adams Seminar   The Barns of the Gettysburg Battlefield: Their Architecture and Role in the Battle with Historic Gettysburg Adams County Barn Preservation Project Chairman Curt Musselman  

An Adams Seminar is a full-day program consisting of a half-day indoor lecture and a half-day battlefield tour. 

This presentation will describe the different styles of barns present on the Gettysburg Battlefield today, and will look at the battle action that took place in and around these barns. The morning lecture will examine the evolution of the design of barns on the battlefield and in this part of Pennsylvania during the 19th century. The National Park Service owns twenty historic barns at the Gettysburg National Military Park and over one-half of them were witnesses to the epic battle. During the field portion of the program we will enter a number of the National Park Service’s barns including the McPherson, Trostle and Slyder barns to see both unique features and features that are typical of almost every barn on the field.


September 27, 2015: Recruit Membership Launch Event

You're invited to be part of a new initiative to help preserve two of America's historic landmarks: Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg National Military Park. Enlist as a "Recruit" member of the Friends of Gettysburg at our inaugural event!
For more information, please click here.



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!
For a full listing of programs and to register, please
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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


For questions or comments about Friends of Gettysburg events, please call 717-339-2148 

July 18, 2015: Adams Seminar  
Gettysburg: Day Two— “Oh, So Close” July 2nd— The Real High Water Mark of the Confederacy? with Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Suplee

An Adams Seminar is a full-day program consisting of a half-day indoor lecture and a half-day battlefield tour. 
On July 2nd The Confederate forces almost won a decisive victory over the Federal army. There were four attack points on July 2nd which the southern forces almost converted — Little Round Top, the Union center from the Peach Orchard to the “Angle,” Culp’s Hill, and Cemetery Hill.  Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Suplee as he examines each of these attack points and discusses what went right and what went wrong in each. To register, please click here.

July 18, 2015: Adams Seminar  
Gettysburg: Day Two— “Oh, So Close” July 2nd— The Real High Water Mark of the Confederacy? with Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Suplee

An Adams Seminar is a full-day program consisting of a half-day indoor lecture and a half-day battlefield tour. 
On July 2nd The Confederate forces almost won a decisive victory over the Federal army. There were four attack points on July 2nd which the southern forces almost converted — Little Round Top, the Union center from the Peach Orchard to the “Angle,” Culp’s Hill, and Cemetery Hill.  Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Suplee as he examines each of these attack points and discusses what went right and what went wrong in each. To register, please click here.

July 18, 2015: Adams Seminar  
Gettysburg: Day Two— “Oh, So Close” July 2nd— The Real High Water Mark of the Confederacy? with Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Suplee

An Adams Seminar is a full-day program consisting of a half-day indoor lecture and a half-day battlefield tour. 
On July 2nd The Confederate forces almost won a decisive victory over the Federal army. There were four attack points on July 2nd which the southern forces almost converted — Little Round Top, the Union center from the Peach Orchard to the “Angle,” Culp’s Hill, and Cemetery Hill.  Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Ed Suplee as he examines each of these attack points and discusses what went right and what went wrong in each. To register, please click here.