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Gettysburg Artist in Residence to be at David Wills House Friday, July 7, 5-8 p.m.

Gettysburg National Military Park’s Artist-in-Residence William Bretzger will exhibit his work at the David Wills House this Friday, July 7 at 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The exhibit is free and open to the public. Bretzger has been getting up every morning before … Continue reading

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Taking care of Gettysburg National Military Park with Jeff Miller and Dave Fawley

When you think of Gettysburg National Military Park, you’re likely envisioning fields upon which soldiers fought and died, the fences that surrounded the farms they traversed, and the farmhouses and barns  that became field hospitals.  These tangible reminders help tell … Continue reading

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Park Watch with Rebecca Makdad and Sharon Krikorian

A few years ago, Rebecca and Sharon didn’t know each other.  They sat in a class together, not realizing they lived just minutes apart.  But, they had already made a connection.  They were both signing on to become “Park Watch” … Continue reading

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154th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – Schedule of Events

The three day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join Park Rangers and Licensed Battlefield Guides during the … Continue reading

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Operational Update – Spring 2017

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Improving Water Quality on the Gettysburg Battlefield

“We all live downstream.” You have probably heard this before and it is very true. The quality of the water we drink, the waters we swim in on a hot summer day and the waters we fish in is determined … Continue reading

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“The enemy were on the gun and limber…” Gunner John Norwood’s narrow escape at Gettysburg.

One of most harrowing stories of the battle of Gettysburg is the experience of the 9th Massachusetts Battery. Told again and again through publications and by the monuments that mark the battery’s position at the park, it’s near destruction adjacent … Continue reading

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Announcing the Great Task Youth Leadership Experience!

Attention Youth, Youth Leaders and Educators! Do want to make a difference in your community,  your school and in the lives of others? Gettysburg can help. The Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are very excited to announce … Continue reading

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The Curious Story of a Long Lost Valentine’s Day Poem

This Valentine’s Day poem comes from our archive collection…   Well! Thou art happy, and I feel That I should thus be happy too; For still my heart regard thy weal Warmly as it was wont to do. Thy sway’s … Continue reading

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Standing Where They Stood – Looking Through Windows in Time

The art of photography dates back nearly 200 years when men like Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre (of Daguerreotype fame) were instrumental in establishing the art form in the 1820s and 1830s. In the early days of photography it would … Continue reading

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