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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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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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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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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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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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