Upcoming Friends of Gettysburg Events

August 19: Encounters with History - “On Fame's Eternal Camping-Ground”: Gettysburg’s Famous Cemeteries with Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman
This 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 lunch and an outdoor easy walking program from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is not a program about Lincoln’s 24 hour visit to Gettysburg. It’s about the other 162 years in the history of Gettysburg’s most famous cemeteries – Evergreen and Gettysburg’s National Cemetery. This program looks at the personal and political struggles to create both of these burial grounds and their development over the decades into what we see today.
To register for this event, please call Bethany at 717-339-2148.

September 8 & 9: First Corps Event (Open to First Corps Members Only)
Join us for a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Little Round Top Preservation Project. On Friday join GETT/EISE Cultural Resources Program Manager Winona Peterson as she reveals the evolution of Little Round Top from a rocky woodlot to today’s historic hub.  On Saturday enjoy an exclusive, behind the scenes presentation and tour of one of the most significant locations at Gettysburg National Military Park – Little Round Top.  Walk the site and learn of the pivotal battle action that occurred there from Licensed Battlefield Guide Renae MacLachlan, and see firsthand the impact that millions of visitors make on the landscape. National Park Service staff will explain their goals and objectives for the project and Rob Kinsley, President of LSC Design, will show the maps, drawings and schematics for the future of this nationally significant site.

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September 14 & 15: Fall Volunteer Work Days

Enjoy a long weekend in Gettysburg and join the Friends for a volunteer opportunity at the Gettysburg National Military Park. On September 14th and 15th, Friends members will work alongside the National Park Service Maintenance Team to perform various maintenance tasks on the battlefield and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

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This is a half-day outdoor program. The program will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes an easy to moderate walking program. This tour will follow, as closely as possible, the footsteps of General George Gordon Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, from the time of his arrival on Cemetery Hill to the time when his army left in pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia. We will then gain entry into the headquarters building, the home of Lydia Leister, and discuss the famous meeting with his subordinate commanders on the evening of July 2nd.

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