Events & Programs
September 28, 2013
Gettysburg Foundation Presents “What in the World is a Cyclorama?”
Experience our after-hours program “What In The World Is A Cyclorama?” and learn about the world of cycloramas, including our cyclorama, a painting depicting the famous “Pickett’s Charge.” Located at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, this painting is 42 feet high, 377 feet around (longer than a football field) and weighs an estimated 12.5 tons! Nearly 20 trained conservators worked for five years on the painting’s recent conservation, an effort that took five years and is the largest effort of its kind ever on the continent. In this special program you will have exclusive access to the painting with extended time on the viewing platform where you'll see the details of the painting for yourself and get answers to your cyclorama questions.
These programs are scheduled for: June 22, August 3, August 31, September 14, September 28, and October 19. All programs, except September 28, will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. The September 28 program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dates and times are subject to change.
Tickets ($15 for adults and $8 for youth) are available online at http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/18 or by calling 877-874-2478 and in person at our ticketing counter at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg.