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Friends of Gettysburg
Walk the pastoral fields at Gettysburg and you can sense the significance of this special place. More than 165,000 soldiers battled at Gettysburg over the course of three days in July 1863. Approximately 51,000 were killed, wounded or captured as they fought for their beliefs. History was made here at Gettysburg.
In 1989, concerned citizens joined together to assist the Gettysburg National Military Park in preserving and protecting this hallowed ground for generations to come. Friends of Gettysburg members continue to care for the battlefield by building and painting fences, restoring monuments, donating priceless land and artifacts and raising money to support battlefield rehabilitation efforts. Friends members don’t just sit on the sidelines — they get involved in the work of preserving history at Gettysburg.
In spring 2009, the Friends of Gettysburg celebrated its 20th anniversary. The accomplishments we've made over the years in support of the National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park has significantly helped enhance the preservation and understanding of the lasting significance of Gettysburg.
You Can Make a Difference — Join the Friends of Gettysburg
Friends of Gettysburg members are the lifeline of the Gettysburg Foundation. You, too, can support the preservation of this hallowed ground by joining the Friends of Gettysburg. Membership in the Friends of Gettysburg is on an annual basis and includes a number of benefits at all membership levels. As your level of participation increases, so do the tangible and intellectual awards. To learn more about any of these membership levels, e-mail the Friends of Gettysburg membership department or call 717-339-2158 or 717-339-2159.