Upcoming Friends of Gettysburg Events


October 6 & 7: Fall Muster
Friday Evening Program: Unwilling Witness to the Rage of Gettysburg: The Experience of Battle with author and historian Scott Hartwig.  The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.  On Saturday, six different battlefield tours will be offered. Attendees will choose one program in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and one in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A lunch buffet and raffle will be offered in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


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November 18: Remembrance Day
Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. held at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Support the Gettysburg Foundation with a heartfelt donation to the Remembrance Illumination to sponsor a candle in honor or memory of a loved one. Volunteers are also needed to help set-up, clean-up, greet guests, read the names of the Civil War soldiers buried in Soldiers’ National Cemetery, and serve on the Honor Guard. Volunteer assignments are limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 717-339-2148 to volunteer.

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December 2: Encounters with History - Historic Civil War Taverns of Adams County with Licensed Battlefield Guide John Winkelman
This is a half-day indoor and outdoor program. A lecture will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Ford Education Center in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, a bus ride program from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The indoor segment will discuss the importance of taverns and inns in the 18th and 19th centuries, the early road network in Adams County and how towns such as Gettysburg grew up around the taverns. Then we will discuss General John Gordon Brigade’s travels through Adams county on June 26-27, 1863, looking at the taverns and inns he would have passed and various incidents that occurred along his route. The second segment will be a bus ride following Gordon’s route from Caledonia to Gettysburg pointing out where these taverns and inn were located (some are still standing today) and where other events took place along the route.

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