January 2, 2015
"The War in 1865 and Beyond" - Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series
Please join the Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation from Saturday, January 3 through Sunday, March 8 for 2015 Winter Lecture Series,"The War in 1865 and Beyond". The series is a "Grand Review” of the meaning, significance, and impact of the battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. The lecturers touch on many different aspects of the Civil War in 1865 with programs expanding beyond the boundaries of the Gettysburg Campaign.
All lectures begin at 1:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Lectures from Jan. 3 to Feb. 22 will be held in one of the theaters. Lectures on Feb. 28, Mar. 1, 7, and 8 will be held in the Ford Education Center. The lectures will be archived online, approximately one week after each presentation, at www.youtube.com/GettysburgNPS.
November 18, 2014
"An Evening with the Painting" 2015 Schedule
“An Evening with the Painting” Special After-hours Exclusive Program
Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform for an exclusive "after-hours" program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA. Visitors will explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and in particular the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presentation will include a discussion of the massive multi-year conservation effort of our country's largest painting. The painting concludes with extended time on the platform to view the painting in full light and a journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. There will be time for a question and answer session.
This special program lasts about two hours and is limited to 50 attendees. Single adult ticket price is $20 and youth ticket (ages 6 to 12) is $10. This program begins in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center. Flash photography welcomed.
Dates for this program are: February 28, at 5:00 pm; March 21 at 5:00 pm; April 25 at 6:00 pm; May 22 at 6:00 pm; June 6 at 6:00 pm; July 3 at 6:00 pm; July 25 at 6:00 pm; August 15 at 6:00 pm; September 19 at 6:00 pm; October 10 at 6:00 pm; November 20 at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm; December 12 at 5:00 pm.
To order tickets, please visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org/18 or call the Reservations Department at 877-874-2478. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the ticket counter in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA.
October 29, 2014
Holiday Open House at the Historic Rupp House, December 7, 2014
Join the Friends of Gettysburg at the Historic Rupp House on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. as we conclude our 25th anniversary celebrations with a Civil War-era Christmas Open House at the Historic Rupp House! The festivities will include a meet and greet with Santa Claus, light refreshments, special museum exhibits, and more.
The Rupp House is located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA. This event is free and open to the public.
The Friends of Gettysburg thank the following sponsors for their generous support in celebrating 25 years of preservation, education, and dedication: PNC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Gettysburg Tour Center, FGV Media, Warfield & Walsh, Adams Electric Cooperative, C.S. Davidson, Rice Fruit Company, Wyndham Gettysburg, Utz Quality Food, and Turkey Hill.
For more information, please call Ann Swade at 717-339-2148.
October 29, 2014
"Christmas in the 1860s", November 29, 2014
Join the Gettysburg Foundation on November 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. as they present “Christmas in the 1860s”. The Victorian Dance Ensemble, the performing troupe of the Civil War Dance Foundation (CWDF), will offer exhibits and dance demonstrations in the Group Lobby at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Visitors will see the Ensemble perform some of the most common dances of the era as they recreate an authentic 1860s Christmas Ball and will have a chance to take part in these dances. Dance demonstrations will be held at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Exhibits will showcase photography and newspaper displays of the era along with a jewelry and fan display.
In the spirit of holiday giving, the CWDF will also have “Soldiers Boxes” on hand for donations to our military. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 6658 will collect and distribute these items to give to our troops. Requested donations include items such as shampoo, disposable razors, deodorant, toothpaste, package of tee-shirts (sizes M-XL.) The Gettysburg Foundation will be giving away free museum only tickets for those visitors bringing in donations and/or money needed for our deployed military.
The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 717-338-1243 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org