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  1. April 14, 2014
    Enjoy a Musical Experience at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Thursday, April 24, 2014


     

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  2. April 7, 2014
    Enjoy a Musical Experience at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, April 19, 2014

    Join the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park for a musical experience Saturday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., with the St. Andrews Cathedral School, performing such songs as Morningtide, Shine on Me, Soon and Very Soon and many others.
     

    Location for this performance is the lawn next to Lincoln Plaza/front entrance to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact the Gettysburg Foundation at 717-338-1243.

  3. March 31, 2014
    Join us for "High Tea with Mamie Eisenhower," May 17, 2014

    On Saturday May 17, the Gettysburg Foundation and the Eisenhower National Historic Site will host a day of 1950's culture featuring the dramatic program, Mamie Remembers Gettysburg, followed by a 1950s fashion show and a formal tea hosted by Ruthmary McIlhenny portraying "Mamie". 

    The Formal Tea event will be held from 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., under a tent on the grounds of the Eisenhower Farm.

    The 30 minute programs will be presented twice daily:
    Mamie Remembers at 10:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
    Fashion Show at 11:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

    Don't forget to plan time for your Tour of the Eisenhower's Home.

    When making your plans for the day, please make sure your shuttle time accommodates your needs. All visits to the Eisenhower National Historic Site are by shuttle bus from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. Shuttles depart every half-hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

    Costs: The shuttle bus is $7.50 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 6-12. The High Tea is $22.50.

    We know this is a very popular event with limited seating, so we would encourage you to make reservations soon by contacting the Gettysburg Foundation Reservations department at 877-874-2478.




     

  4. March 24, 2014
    “An Evening with the Painting” Special After-hours Exclusive Program, April 26, 2014 Read More

  5. March 12, 2014
    Volunteer Work Day - Battlefield Preservation, June 7, 2014

    Join the Friends of Gettysburg members for a full day of battlefield preservation in Gettysburg! Participants will complete projects determined by the National Park Service Maintenance.

    Work assignments may include: building or painting fences throughout the battlefield, painting or cleaning headstones in Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, clearing brush on the battlefield, or being in the reserves to help where needed.

    Registration will be at 7:00 a.m. at the National Park Service Maintenance Facility located at 405 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Lunch will be provided for all participants at 12:30 p.m.
    A National Park Service Park Ranger or Licensed Battlefield Guide will provide an informative program at the conclusion of the day. Information on the program will be available at registration.

    No experience is necessary, only a willingness to help preserve the battlefield for future generations!

    Registration deadline: May 23, 2014
    Open to Friends of Gettysburg Members and Guests
    $12 per person; $15 optional t-shirt

    To register for this event or for more information, please contact Ann Swade at 717-339-2148 or aswade@gettysburgfoundation.org.  On-line registration is available by clicking on the following link:  http://www.friendsofgettysburg.org/EventsCalendar/VolunteerWorkday.aspx
     

    Become a Member!  The Friends of Gettysburg is the membership component of the Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit partner working with the National Park Service to enhance the preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg.  Benefits of membership are:  free admission to the Cyclorama, Film and Museum experience at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and the David Wills House, 10% discount on merchandise with the Friends of Gettysburg and the Museum Bookstore, discounts on public programs, invitations to member-only events and many more.

    Membership levels range from individual ($32) to Gettysburg Society ($5,000).  For more information, please contact Marie Kuykendall, mariek@gettysburgfoundation.org, 717-339-2159, or visit www.friendsofgettysburg.org
     

  6. March 12, 2014
    John Scott Adams Seminar, May 17 and May 24, 2014

    The Gettysburg Foundation announces the John Scott Adams Seminar to be offered May 17 with a repeat program on May 24, 2014.  Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Goedkoop as he discusses Union Counterattacks on July 2nd, 1863.

     An Adams Seminar is a full-day program consisting of a half-day indoor lecture and a
    half-day battlefield tour. Program begins at 9 a.m. in the Ford Education Center Classroom of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

    Goedkoop describes the seminar, "It has long been a truism that the Union Army fought a defensive battle at Gettysburg. While this has an element of veracity to it, on July 2nd the Army of the Potomac also initiated a series of counterattacks, particularly at its center, which may have turned the tide of the battle. The classroom session of this program will assess the tactical situation on July 2nd, the impact that the decision-making of Daniel Sickles and James Longstreet had upon that day, and how it brought about a series of Union Counterattacks initiated primarily by Generals Meade and Hancock. The morning session will also look at a number of the counterattacks including the brigades of George Willard and Henry Lockwood, and regiments like the 1st MN, 13th VT, and 106th PA, as well as the people who were involved. The afternoon field session will take participants on a moderate hike to selected areas where these counterattacks started and struck to examine their impact upon the battlefield by the end of July 2nd."

    Registration deadline is May 2, 2014. Open to Friends of Gettysburg members and non-members, the cost is $70 members and $95 non-members.  Optional boxes lunches are available for pre-order at $12 each.

    For more information, or to register for this event, please visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org or contact Ann Swade at 717-339-2148 or aswade@gettysburgfoundation.org.  On-line registration is available by clicking on the following link: http://www.friendsofgettysburg.org/EventsCalendar/AdamsSeminarMay172014.aspx

    Become a Member

    The Friends of Gettysburg is the membership component of the Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit partner working with the National Park Service to enhance the preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg.  Benefits of membership are:  free admission to the Cyclorama, Film and Museum experience at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and the David Wills House, 10% discount on merchandise with the Friends of Gettysburg and the Museum Bookstore, discounts on public programs, invitations to member-only events and many more.

    Membership levels range from individual ($32) to Gettysburg Society ($5,000).  For more information, please contact Marie Kuykendall, mariek@gettysburgfoundation.org,  717-339-2159, or visit www.friendsofgettysburg.org

     

  7. December 2, 2013
    Heritage Hike, May 3-4, 2014

    Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Larry Korczyk on May 3-4, 2014 for a two-day, fifteen mile battlefield hike unlike any other.

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