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2022 News

"Sacred Trust" Tradition Returns to the Museum & Visitor Center

May 12, 2022

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are pleased to announce and co-sponsor the returning Sacred Trust Talks & Book Signings event at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, July 1, 2 and 3, 2022. Programs will be presented from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. with evening programs from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Sacred Trust 2022 will feature 18 talks – five talks each day in an event tent on the front lawn and one talk each evening in the theater inside the Museum & Visitor Center. All the talks are free and the evening programs will be ticketed for theater seating. Authors will be signing books in the main lobby inside the Museum & Visitor Center.

The free presentations provide visitors the opportunity to experience history. The Sacred Trust 2022 event at the Museum & Visitor Center commemorates the 159th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Sacred Trust 2022 will feature renowned authors, historians and National Park Service Rangers presenting talks on the American Civil War and its cultural impacts, leadership lessons, true stories and myths, and elements of those historical events still relevant today. The event complements other activities at the Museum & Visitor Center, including Gettysburg National Military Park’s special Battle Anniversary programs.

"We are excited to bring back the tradition and co-sponsor Sacred Trust Talks & Book Signings with our partner the National Park Service this summer,” said Gettysburg Foundation President and CEO Wayne E. Motts. “The event is a wonderful way for visitors to Gettysburg to experience a variety of perspectives and topics related to the Civil War and the perfect way to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary,” added Motts.

Sacred Trust 2022 talks will include presentations by the following scheduled speakers: Jeffrey J. Harding, Dr. Diane Miller Sommerville, Dr. Scott Hancock, Dr. Kurt Luther, Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan, Kent Masterson Brown, Jeffry D. Wert, James Hessler, Britt Isenberg, Dr. Susannah J. Ural, Tom Vossler, Garry E. Adelman, Dr. Carrie E. Janney, Matt Atkinson, Christopher Gwinn, Dr. Carol Reardon, Steve T. Phan, Wayne E. Motts and Dr. Allen C. Guelzo.

Books will be available for purchase during the event. A complete schedule of talks and book signings, as well as tickets for the evening programs will be available early in June 2022 at


To view previous years' Sacred Trust talks, visit the Gettysburg Foundation YouTube channel.