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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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The 2017 Gettysburg National Military Park Seminar

A Contrast in Commanders: Meade, Lee, and Their Commands at Gettysburg May 12-14, 2017 Presented by The National Park Service, Gettysburg National Military Park, The Gettysburg Foundation, and the Harrisburg Area Community College No two men could have been more … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 2016: A Year in Review

Happy holidays! Here at Gettysburg National Military Park we want to wish all of you a special holiday with friends and family and all the best for the coming new year. As the National Park Service embarks on its second … Continue reading

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Here Men Died for their Country: In the Footsteps of the 136th New York

On October 16, 1888 the surviving veterans of the 136th New York Volunteers paraded south through the streets of Gettysburg to dedicate their new regimental monument. The ornately sculpted stone, depicting a war-torn tree trunk adorned with the accouterments of … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Stone Walls at Gettysburg

Since 2000, Gettysburg National Military Park has undertaken numerous and significant projects to rehabilitate the battlefield to its 1863 appearance.  Projects have included removal of non-historic trees, planting of wooded areas that no longer had trees, health cuts to improve … Continue reading

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Winter Programming at Gettysburg National Military Park

Winter Lecture Series 2017 Controversies, Myths, and Misconceptions: Refighting the Civil War Winter is a great time to visit and explore Gettysburg National Military Park. On January 7, 2017, the annual Winter Lecture Series begins. Featuring some of the best … Continue reading

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The new scene at Gettysburg’s Wills Woods and Spanglers Spring

Contractors working for Gettysburg National Military Park have recently finished the demolition of modern structures in two key locations on the Gettysburg battlefield.   James J. Wills’ Woods The first site is along Mummasburg Road where a modern house and … Continue reading

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Public Historians Wanted! Internships at Gettysburg National Military Park

Are you interested in a career with the National Park Service? Do you enjoy talking to people from across the country and around the world? Would you like to share your interest in history and help others appreciate the stories of … Continue reading

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The Spirit of John Muir: Live at Gettysburg!

The Spirit of John Muir: Live at Gettysburg! Saturday, October 29 at 3:30 PM at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center   In continued celebration of the Centennial of the National Park Service, the Gettysburg Foundation and … Continue reading

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