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The Florida Monument at Gettysburg: The Complicated Legacies of the Civil War

Monuments mean many things to many people. To some, they represent a sacred cause or hallowed ground. To others, reminders of lives lost in past conflicts. To others still, they stand as reminders of past injustices and modern day struggles. … Continue reading

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Interning at Gettysburg: A Summer on the Battlefield

After earning 142 Junior Ranger badges from National Park Service sites across the country, I looked forward to the day when I would stand on the other side of the desk. For eight weeks this summer, I had that opportunity. … Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson and Civil War Memory

Gettysburg has witnessed several important events in American history that extend beyond the scope of the Civil War battle in 1863. Monument dedications, reunions, and speeches commemorating the battle exhibit an evolution of Civil War memory that captures an evolution or change in … Continue reading

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“Digging through old papers and such.” A Summer of Research at Gettysburg.

The park has been fortunate to have a friend in Dr. Carol Reardon, who recently retired from her position in the Department of History at Penn State. With her guidance and the assistance others, the Division of Interpretation has sponsored … Continue reading

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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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