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Gettysburg Foundation Gala

Gettysburg Foundation Gala Featuring The Kinsley Award

S A V E   T H E   D A T E

Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center


Join us for a marvelous evening of dining and inspiration.

Gala 2023 will be a celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center that has welcomed more than 10 million people to Gettysburg.

Your support of Gala 2023 benefits the Gettysburg Foundation's mission of preservation and education in partnership with the National Park Service at Gettysburg.


Presentation of The Kinsley Award

Barbara Finfrock, Chair of the Friends of Gettysburg will be recognized for her lifelong dedication and commitment to battlefield preservation. Barbara was a driving force behind the creation of the Gettysburg Foundation. Her leadership has been a critical factor in every major preservation victory achieved over the past three decades, helping to maintain Gettysburg as the premiere battlefield site in the country.


15th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of opening the Museum & Visitor Center, home to the historic Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama and our country’s single most important museum collection on the Civil War and its aftermath in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.


Gala 2023 Feature

The Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to feature a moderated panel discussion on the enduring relevance and meaning of Gettysburg with three of the most respected historians in the country:

Gary Gallagher | Thavolia Glymph | Andrew Masich


Gene Barr, long-time Foundation Friend and Former President of the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, will be MC for the evening.

The special evening will close with a dessert reception in the Refreshment Saloon, dancing and live music.

We invite you to join us for an engaging and inspiring evening celebrating Gettysburg.


Cocktail Attire



Check back for announcements on when tickets will be available.



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The Gettysburg Foundation is grateful to our generous sponsors and patrons of the Gala 2022 event:

Gettysburg Foundation Gala

Proceeds from the Gala events benefit the Gettysburg Foundation's mission of education and preservation at Gettysburg, a place that inspires every generation.


Thank you to our sponsors and patrons.


We look forward to seeing you at our next Gala on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023.

The Kinsley Award

The Gettysburg Foundation presents The Kinsley Award to a person or organization exemplifying Abraham Lincoln’s vision of a humble, civil and inclusive society.


The award is named after Mr. Robert A. and Mrs. Anne W. Kinsley and their family in honor of their years of service and financial support for the mission of Gettysburg Foundation.


Bob and Anne’s vision and support led to the creation of the award-winning, LEED-Gold certified Museum & Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park.