Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gettysburg Campfire Programs: The Nature of the Gettysburg Battlefield

Evening Campfire programs are the hidden secret to Gettysburg’s summer programs.  They are a relaxing and enjoyable thing in the evening and are a very traditional program for the National Park Service. Rangers present these free programs on a wide variety … Continue reading

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The Veteran

      We estimate its age at something over 225 years old. Meet the Sickles Oak – at least that is what some of us who work at the park refer to it as. It is a Swamp White Oak  … Continue reading

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A Call to Action: Engaging Youngsters through Manos Unidas

In April, Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) started a new “Healthy Parks/Healthy People” initiative with Gettysburg’s Manos Unidas Hispanic American Center, a community organization that promotes the integration of the growing diverse population in Adams County through cross-cultural programs, understanding … Continue reading

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The Cavada Brothers: Two Soldiers, Two Wars

   The stories of Gettysburg’s soldiers and civilians are individually unique and compelling. Their lives after the battle can yield surprising conundrums. The brothers Frederick and Adolph Cavada present an unexpected connection between the Battle of Gettysburg and a war … Continue reading

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Conserving Artifacts for Museum Display

The National Park Service Harpers Ferry Center conservation labs have started the conservation of artifacts for rotation into the exhibits at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.  Over 150 artifacts ranging from signal flags to feedbags are … Continue reading

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