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2022 News

Children's Authors & Book Signings Event

July 22, 2022

The Gettysburg Foundation will host a Children’s Authors & Book Signings event at Gettysburg’s new interactive children’s history museum, Children of Gettysburg 1863 from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.

Visitors can meet the following local children's authors:

  • Shirl Knobloch: Knobloch’s books are collections of fairy tales and her personal experiences with animal rescue and the paranormal. Titles: When One Song Ends; The Briar, the Bramble, and the Rose; and The Returning Ones.
  • Leon Reed: Reed follows his passion for the Civil War as a freelance writer/photographer and volunteers at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Titles: Jennie Wade's Story and Stories the Monuments Tell, A Photo Tour of National Parks.
  • Robert Jones: In 2007, Jones had his first book published. His second book followed with the first in-depth study on Gettysburg artifacts. Soon after, Jones published his first children's book. Titles: The Civil War Canteen; Battle of Gettysburg - The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs; and Children at the Battle of Gettysburg - Their Unforgettable Summer
  • Alan Loewen: Loewen makes no bones about his writing. He writes solely to entertain with his first desire to be a storyteller. If the reader discovers some great universal truth in a Loewen-crafted tale, he considers it to be “icing on the cake.” Titles: The Seven Sisters; Odd Tales of Wonder; and Worlds of Mystery
  • Linda Clark: A Licensed Battlefield Guide, Clark enjoys researching the citizens of her hometown and telling their personal stories of the Battle of Gettysburg. She hopes these people of the past will inspire readers today. Titles: The Children of Gettysburg 1863; Teenagers of Gettysburg; and Walk a Mile with Lincoln
  • Gina Giordano: Giordano grew up in upstate New York, having a love of learning, teaching and writing. From an early age, she wrote stories to inspire others and teach lessons. She has written many stories used for teaching purposes, including her book entitled, Yet.

The book signings will be open to the public in the side yard at Children of Gettysburg 1863, located at 451 Baltimore Stree in downtown Gettysburg. The authors’ books will be available to purchase during the signing. The authors line up is subject to change.

Visitors can experience the interactive children's history museum adventure, open before, during and after the event. Tickets are free for children/youth ages 12 and younger with a ticketed adult ages 13 and older.

For information and tickets for exhibits, tours, events and programs offered by the Gettysburg Foundation, call 877-874-2478 or visit