The Gettysburg Foundation will host Meet the Children of Gettysburg 1863, a free, evening program from 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2021, at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital.
The free, ticketed program offers families and visitors an introduction to the six main characters featured in Children of Gettysburg 1863, the all-new interactive adventure for young historians opening in September 2021. Ticket holders will hear the individual stories of the children’s experiences and encounters before, during and after the battle. Guests will get an exclusive introduction to the characters as we await the grand opening of this new adventure in downtown Gettysburg.
On Sept. 4, 2021, the former Rupp House History Center, located at 451 Baltimore Street, becomes the home to Gettysburg’s most family-friendly history adventure. The Gettysburg Foundation will open Children of Gettysburg 1863, the new interactive adventure for young historians. The new children’s history museum features the experiences of the children who lived in Gettysburg during the battle and how their lives were forever changed by the events of July 1-3, 1863.
“The program is an excellent opportunity to get a sneak peek of the new adventure for families of young children, grades K-5,” said Bethany Yingling, Children of Gettysburg 1863 Manager. “We’re excited to offer families the opportunity to ‘meet’ the ‘star’ characters of the new children’s history museum and adventure,” added Yingling.
The evening program is being held at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg. The gate will open at 5:30 p.m. for ticket holders to explore the meticulously renovated and restored original buildings at this historic site.
“We are pleased to host the evening program to introduce the Gettysburg Foundation’s newest venue,” said Paul Semanek, Spangler Farm Site Coordinator. “We encourage guests to arrive early to also explore the 80-acre historic site before the program. Docents will be available for questions,” added Semanek.
Tickets are required for admission to the program. Tickets are free and a suggested donation is requested. Donations benefit ongoing preservation of the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Attendance is limited to 40 attendees. Guests may drive directly to the property where on-site parking is available.
For Meet the Children of Gettysburg 1863 program tickets, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call 877-874-2478.