Special Events
What you'll find here: A listing of some of the current and upcoming events in Gettysburg and Adams County.

 

This page last updated April 14, 2014

April 2014- Gettysburg.com and Dobbin House Inc. are not responsible for cancellations or other changes that may occur. Please contact the telephone numbers listed for updates on special events.

Day Date Time Category Name of Event Description Where Phone Comments
  1 - 30 All Day Dining Dine at

 The Dobbin House

Make Your Reservations Today The Dobbin House

 89 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, Pa

717-334-2100 Call Today and make

 your reservation.

www.dobbinhouse.com

Mon 14 8:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Tue 15 6:00pm-7:30pm Outdoors Homeowners: Native & Streamside Landscaping Join Master Gardener Mary Ann Ryan to learn about plant selection and the proper practices to maintain the health of your stream ecosystem. Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

Adams County Ag Center at 670 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg

717-642-5840 Pre-registration is preferred.

Cost is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.

http://www.strawberryhill.org

Tue 15 7:30pm Educational Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Educational Speaker Program How African Americans communities along the Mason-Dixon Line helped cause the Civil War. Historic GAR Hall
53 East Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 
717-334-8312
Scott Hancock, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Gettysburg College will explain why black Americans in small towns like Gettysburg played a pivotal and often unappreciated role in pushing a nation to civil war, thereby helping to end two centuries of slavery.

The GAR Hall is handicapped accessible. Speaker presentations are free to the public and no reservations are necessary. For more information call 717-334-8312 or go online.


http://www.HGAConline.org
Tue 15 8:00pm Ghost Tour Orphan Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Orphanage.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Wed 16 7:30 p.m. Concert Duo Liberta (Piano and Violin) Praised by critics for their “superlative sound, superlative interpretation, and superlative pianism,” this worldwide-performing duo brings their impressive classicism to the Gettysburg stage Gettysburg Area High School
1130 Old Harrisburg Rd., Gettysburg
717-334-5738  

www.gettysburg.com/gca/gcca.htm.

Wed 16 8:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Wed 16 6:00pm-8:00pm Volunteer World Book Night Givers Reception Pages of the Past will host a receiption for World Book Night Givers. Pages of the Past Bookstore

13 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-334-0572 Pick up your books, meet other givers and share why you chose that particular book to give away. We'll enjoy light refreshments during a fun get together celebrating books! RSVP for the reception by April 11.

http://www.facebook.com/

pagesofthepastbookstore?ref=hl

 

Wed 16 6-9pm Wine & Games Trivia Night at Hauser’s
 
Show off your smarts at Hauser Estate! Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307

717-334-4888 Estate! Bring your team (of 6 people or less) and compete for the Hauser Estate Trivia Trophy!
$5/person.

http://www.hauserestate.com

Thu 17 6:00pm-9:00pm Music Thirsty Thursday It’s back… Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307

717-334-4888 The air is slowly getting warmer and the fun is back. Join us every Thursday for music, specials, and great wine and cider. Check our website for entertainment!
http://www.hauserestate.com
Thu 17 8:00pm Ghost Tour Orphan Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Orphanage.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Fri 18 8:00pm Ghost Tour Orphan Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Orphanage.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Fri 18 9:00pm Ghost Tour Ghostly Encounter (Jennie Wade) A GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER (Since 2010) This tour has a unique twist - YOUR GUIDE IS A GHOST! Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
In this presentation, your ghost guide will be telling their haunted tales just as they experienced them so many years ago. Travel into their Haunted Home where you may experience the same frightening encounters. This tour may be our scariest tour ever and may not be suited for young children or the faint at heart. Once again this year the cast of Ghost Guides has been expanded for the enjoyment of repeat visitors. E-mail: ghostlyimages@gburgtours.com for schedule of characters.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Fri 18 10:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Fri 18 10:45pm Ghost Tour Midnight Adventure in the Jennie Wade House This tour is considered to be three adventures in one. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
At some point during your 90 minute journey you will encounter a “GHOST GUIDE”, a “GHOST INVESTIGATOR” and “STORYTELLER”. The three will combine to bring the story of the Jennie Wade House to life. Did we forget to tell you that the LIGHTS GO OUT AT MIDNIGHT! So Beware!

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Sat 19 7:00am

Noon

Agricultural Gettysburg Farmers' Market The friendly farmers bring the freshness of the farm to you. Our lovely historic downtown location makes a trip to the Gettysburg Farmers' Market a treat for visitors and locals alike. Historic Center Square, Downtown Gettysburg 717-359-9989 You'll find fresh local vegetables and fruits, native plants for the landscape, bouquets for the table, homemade breads, cookies, and jellies, artisan soaps, alpaca products, entertainment,& art displays, Something for everyone!

We'll see you Saturday morning on the Square! Open seasonally, April through October.

http://www.gettysburgfarmmarket.com

Sat 19 All Day Educational Living History Weekends on the Battlefield Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle. Various Locations 717-334-1124 http://www.nps.gov/gett
Sat 19 11:00am-2:30pm Special Tour Savor Gettysburg Food Tour Enjoy a culinary and cultural experience through historic downtown Gettysburg - ONE DELICIOUS TASTE AT A TIME! York & Stratton Streets
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 
1-800-656-0713 Savor Gettysburg Food Tour pays a visit to 8 very unique ethnic eateries, historic taverns and family owned bistros. All food tastings are included in the ticket price.
Advance Ticket Purchase Required, Tours Generally Sell Out in Advance
http://www.SavorGettysburgFoodTours.com
Sat 19 Noon-3 p.m. Sale Historic Gettysburg-Adams County Salvage Warehouse Examine dozens of salvaged treasures, including doors, windows, light fixtures and more. Across from Entwistle Hall between Chambersburg and Middle Streets, Gettysburg 717-334-8312 or 717-677-6400 Donations accepted.

www.hgaconline.org

Sat 19 10:00am-3:00pm Outdoors Fly Casting Clinic George Hammond, licensed Pennsylvania Fishing Guide, will help participants get to know the fly rod, entomology, fly selection, and casting techniques in the morning. Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

Adams County Ag Center at 670 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg

717-642-5840

After a brown bag lunch, everyone will head up to the pond for a chance to try out their new skills at catching some fish.

Preregistration is required for this program. Cost is $45.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members.

http://www.strawberryhill.org

Sat 19  6:00pm-9:00pm Musical Hauser After Hours Hauser After Hours is a party you do not want to miss. Every weekend we throw a bash after our normal business hours to celebrate our rolling hills, breathtaking views and fabulous wines and ciders! Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307
 

717-334-4888 Admission is always free.

Live music featuring acoustic artists to full bands provide rousing entertainment. Pay per plate dinners are served from some of the finest caterers in the area. Wine and Hard Cider are available by the glass or the bottle.

Brittany Opperman
Fabio Carella Catering

http://www.hauserestate.com

Sat 19 7:00 pm Educational "Courtyard Chats" Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation, speakers and historians will be offering “Courtyard Chats” in the courtyard at the rear of the Rupp House, every Saturday. The Rupp House

Courtyard
451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-339-2157 These talks will last approximately one hour. A list of scheduled topics appears below.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org

April 19: The Ulster Scots Arrive

April 26: Settlement & Growth of Gettysburg

May 3: Medicine & Medical Practices of the Civil War

May 10: Women of Gettysburg

May 17: Thaddeus Stevens in Gettysburg


May 24: General John Buford

May 31: Sen. Simon Cameron

June 7: Maj. Gen. John Hartranft & Brig. Gen. Horace Porter

June 14: The Youngest Nurse - Story of Sadie Bushman

June 21: Prelude to the Battle

June 28: The Soldier Diet


July 5: Elizabeth Thorn

July 12: The Black Experience

July 19: A Young Man’s Memories - Story of Kenton Harper

July 26: Soldiers Caring for their Fallen Comrades

August 2: Gettysburg as the
County Seat

August 9: Sallie Broadhead

August 16: Children of the Battle

August 23: Sadie Bushman’s Story

August 30: The Confederate Surgeon

Sept. 6: Romance During War


Sept. 13: TBA

Sept. 20: TBA

Sept 27: TBA

** Dates and topics are subject to change **

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org
Sat 19 8:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Sat 19 10:45pm Ghost Tour Midnight Adventure in the Jennie Wade House This tour is considered to be three adventures in one. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
At some point during your 90 minute journey you will encounter a “GHOST GUIDE”, a “GHOST INVESTIGATOR” and “STORYTELLER”. The three will combine to bring the story of the Jennie Wade House to life. Did we forget to tell you that the LIGHTS GO OUT AT MIDNIGHT! So Beware!

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Sun 20 All Day Educational Living History Weekends on the Battlefield Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle. Various Locations 717-334-1124 http://www.nps.gov/gett
Mon 21 8:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Tue 22 11 a.m.-7 p.m Donation Central PA Blood Drive Give the gift of life with a blood donation. YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County
909 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg
717-334-9171 For more information or to sign up, email Nancy Lilley at nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org or call 717-334-9171, ext. 115.

www.ywcagettysburg.org

Tue 22 8:00pm Ghost Tour Orphan Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Orphanage.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Wed 23 8:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Wed 23 5:00pm Art World Book Night Join us for World Book Night! World Book night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don't regularly do so. But it is also about people, communities and connections; about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways - through the sharing of stories. Pages of the Past Bookstore

13 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-334-0572 Pages of the Past is a designated book pickup point, so we are asking our customers to join us as 'givers'. On April 23rd, you may pick up a few books from us and give one to someone who doesn't regularly read and/or to people who don't normally have access to printed books for reasons of means or geography. The event is free and open to the public. Call for details.

We are hosting a reception for our "givers' on Wednesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. Please be our guest!

http://www.facebook.com/

pagesofthepastbookstore?ref=hl

Thu 24 Noon Dog Show 16th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex
2638 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA
(814) 933-6981 Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

When you aren't participating in our greyhound-specific events, all of Gettysburg welcomes you. The history of the countryside is almost overwhelming, the shopping both downtown and at the Outlet Mall is outstanding, and the restaurants are second to none. This is a region steeped in local yore, ghost stories, and everything Civil War.

http://www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org/

Thu 24 6:30pm-8:30pm Outdoors How to Make Cordage Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is hosting a program about Primitive Skills: How to Make Cordage at the Preserve. Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

1537 Mount Hope Road
Fairfield, PA
17320

717-642-5840 In modern times cordage (aka string or rope) is abundant and cheap. In prehistoric times the ability to make strong, reliable cordage often made the difference between just surviving and thriving. Almost everything in a primitive situation involves cordage. Bow strings, fishing line, nets, shelters, traps or snares, the fire-bow, clothing, grass mats, etc., all require cordage. We often take cordage for granted, since it is so abundant, but it becomes very important in a primitive situation. In this class you will be instructed on how to make strong, reliable cordage, completely from nature. Every prehistoric culture, even the Inuit cultures, were able to find sources of strong, durable cordage from their environment. We will study the types of plants, trees, and animal fibers that make the best cordage as well as learn several manufacturing techniques. Guy Neal of Primal-Knowledge will conduct this workshop. Keep your eye out for more primitive skills classes in the future.

Pre-registration is required for this program. Cost is $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members.

http://www.strawberryhill.org

Thu 24 6:00pm-9:00pm Music Thirsty Thursday It’s back… Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307

717-334-4888 The air is slowly getting warmer and the fun is back. Join us every Thursday for music, specials, and great wine and cider. Check our website for entertainment!
http://www.hauserestate.com
Thu 24 8:00pm Ghost Tour Orphan Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Orphanage.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Fri 25 8:00am Dog Show 16th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex
2638 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA
(814) 933-6981 Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

When you aren't participating in our greyhound-specific events, all of Gettysburg welcomes you. The history of the countryside is almost overwhelming, the shopping both downtown and at the Outlet Mall is outstanding, and the restaurants are second to none. This is a region steeped in local yore, ghost stories, and everything Civil War.

http://www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org/

Fri 25 See Website Special Tour American Odyssey Relay Race Twelve teammates
Gettysburg, PA to Washington, DC -- 200 miles in total, more or less
Two days and one night in a van... with intermittent bursts of running
Civil War landmarks, gorgeous countryside, the monuments of DC and a great new finish line!
More fun and memories than you can imagine!
Gateway Gettysburg
95 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg , PA
301-520-9511 For general race information please contact:
Bob Fleshner at bob@americanodysseyrelay.com or 301-520-9511

For information related to volunteering please contact:
Kelly Cameron at Kelly@americanodysseyrelay.com
Mailing Address:
American Odyssey Relay
7025 Endicott Court
Bethesda, MD 20817
 

http://www.americanodysseyrelay.com/

Fri 25 8:00pm Ghost Tour Orphan Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Orphanage.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Fri 25 9:00pm Ghost Tour Ghostly Encounter (Jennie Wade) A GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER (Since 2010) This tour has a unique twist - YOUR GUIDE IS A GHOST! Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
In this presentation, your ghost guide will be telling their haunted tales just as they experienced them so many years ago. Travel into their Haunted Home where you may experience the same frightening encounters. This tour may be our scariest tour ever and may not be suited for young children or the faint at heart. Once again this year the cast of Ghost Guides has been expanded for the enjoyment of repeat visitors. E-mail: ghostlyimages@gburgtours.com for schedule of characters.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Fri 25 10:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Fri 25 10:45pm Ghost Tour Midnight Adventure in the Jennie Wade House This tour is considered to be three adventures in one. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
At some point during your 90 minute journey you will encounter a “GHOST GUIDE”, a “GHOST INVESTIGATOR” and “STORYTELLER”. The three will combine to bring the story of the Jennie Wade House to life. Did we forget to tell you that the LIGHTS GO OUT AT MIDNIGHT! So Beware!

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Sat 26 7:00am

Noon

Agricultural Gettysburg Farmers' Market The friendly farmers bring the freshness of the farm to you. Our lovely historic downtown location makes a trip to the Gettysburg Farmers' Market a treat for visitors and locals alike. Historic Center Square, Downtown Gettysburg 717-359-9989 You'll find fresh local vegetables and fruits, native plants for the landscape, bouquets for the table, homemade breads, cookies, and jellies, artisan soaps, alpaca products, entertainment,& art displays, Something for everyone!

We'll see you Saturday morning on the Square! Open seasonally, April through October.

http://www.gettysburgfarmmarket.com

Sat 26 All Day Educational Living History Weekends on the Battlefield Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle. Various Locations 717-334-1124 http://www.nps.gov/gett
Sat 26 See Website Special Tour American Odyssey Relay Race Twelve teammates
Gettysburg, PA to Washington, DC -- 200 miles in total, more or less
Two days and one night in a van... with intermittent bursts of running
Civil War landmarks, gorgeous countryside, the monuments of DC and a great new finish line!
More fun and memories than you can imagine!
Gateway Gettysburg
95 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg , PA
301-520-9511 For general race information please contact:
Bob Fleshner at bob@americanodysseyrelay.com or 301-520-9511

For information related to volunteering please contact:
Kelly Cameron at Kelly@americanodysseyrelay.com
Mailing Address:
American Odyssey Relay
7025 Endicott Court
Bethesda, MD 20817
 

http://www.americanodysseyrelay.com/

Sat 26 8:00 AM Fundraiser 6th Annual Race Against Racism This five mile run/walk benefits the YWCA racial justice programs. YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County
909 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg
717-334-9171, ext. 116 Entry fee is $25; teams of 10-20 receive $5 off the entry fee per registrant. 8 a.m. $. For information, email race director Alex J. Hayes ahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or call 717-334-9171, ext. 116.

www.ywcagettysburg.org

Sat 26 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Educational National Junior Ranger Day Children ages 7-12 can participate in special activities free of charge Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg
717-334-1124 www.nps.gov/gett
Sat 26 8:30 a.m. -11 a.m. Fundraiser ACSPCA Loyalty Dog Walk Come out for the 24th annual Adams County SPCA Loyalty Dog Walk. All proceeds benefit homeless animals in our care. Gettysburg Area Middle School
37 Lefever St., Gettysburg
717-334-8876 Additional activities include doggy contests, vendors, food and a walk at Gettysburg National Military Park. Free T-shirts will be provided to those who contribute a $50 pledge. Pledge sheets and additional information are available at the ASPCA, 11 Goldenville Rd., Gettysburg

www.adamscountyspca.org

Sat 26 7:00 pm Educational "Courtyard Chats" Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation, speakers and historians will be offering “Courtyard Chats” in the courtyard at the rear of the Rupp House, every Saturday. The Rupp House

Courtyard
451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-339-2157 These talks will last approximately one hour. A list of scheduled topics appears below.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org

April 26: Settlement & Growth of Gettysburg

May 3: Medicine & Medical Practices of the Civil War

May 10: Women of Gettysburg

May 17: Thaddeus Stevens in Gettysburg


May 24: General John Buford

May 31: Sen. Simon Cameron

June 7: Maj. Gen. John Hartranft & Brig. Gen. Horace Porter

June 14: The Youngest Nurse - Story of Sadie Bushman

June 21: Prelude to the Battle

June 28: The Soldier Diet


July 5: Elizabeth Thorn

July 12: The Black Experience

July 19: A Young Man’s Memories - Story of Kenton Harper

July 26: Soldiers Caring for their Fallen Comrades

August 2: Gettysburg as the
County Seat

August 9: Sallie Broadhead

August 16: Children of the Battle

August 23: Sadie Bushman’s Story

August 30: The Confederate Surgeon

Sept. 6: Romance During War


Sept. 13: TBA

Sept. 20: TBA

Sept 27: TBA

** Dates and topics are subject to change **

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org
Sat 26 9:30 a.m. (demonstration starts at 10 a.m.) Educational World Tai Chi & Qigong Day This global event starts in New Zealand and proceeds around the world at 10 a.m. local times. Gettysburg Recreation Park
545 Long Lane, Gettysburg
717-528-9939  Join Gettysburg tai chi & qigong practitioners spreading calm, healing energy and wellness worldwide for the fifth annual local recognition of this event.

www.worldtaichiday.org

Sat 26 8:00am Dog Show 16th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex
2638 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA
(814) 933-6981 Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

When you aren't participating in our greyhound-specific events, all of Gettysburg welcomes you. The history of the countryside is almost overwhelming, the shopping both downtown and at the Outlet Mall is outstanding, and the restaurants are second to none. This is a region steeped in local yore, ghost stories, and everything Civil War.

http://www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org/

Sat 26 6:00pm Educational "Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, for “An Evening with the Painting” on the platform for an exclusive "after-hours" program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
717-334-1124 Visitors will explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and in particular the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presentation will include a discussion of the massive multi-year conservation effort of our country's largest painting. The painting concludes with extended time on the platform to view the painting in full light and a journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. There will be time for a question and answer session.
This special program lasts about two hours and is limited to 50 attendees. Single adult ticket price is $20 and youth ticket (age 6 to 12) is $10. This program begins in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center.

The 2014 program schedule is as follows: February 22 at 5:00 p.m.; March 22 at 5:00 p.m.; April 26 at 6:00 p.m.; May 23 at 6:00 p.m.; June 7 at 6:00 p.m.; July 5 at 6:00 p.m.; July 26 at 6:00 p.m.; August 16 at 6:00 p.m.; September 27 at 6:00 p.m.; October 11 at 6:00 p.m.; November 14 at 4:30 p.m. with a repeat show at 6:30 p.m.; and December 6 at 5:00 p.m.

To order tickets, please visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org/18 or call the Reservations Department at 877-874-2478. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the ticket counter in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA.

www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sat 26 11:00am-2:30pm Special Tour Savor Gettysburg Food Tour Enjoy a culinary and cultural experience through historic downtown Gettysburg - ONE DELICIOUS TASTE AT A TIME! York & Stratton Streets
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 
1-800-656-0713 Savor Gettysburg Food Tour pays a visit to 8 very unique ethnic eateries, historic taverns and family owned bistros. All food tastings are included in the ticket price.
Advance Ticket Purchase Required, Tours Generally Sell Out in Advance
http://www.SavorGettysburgFoodTours.com
Sat 26 11:00am-6:00pm Family Fun Gettysburg Green Gathering The Gettysburg Green Gathering is a community event to promote and educate the practice of environmental stewardship. Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center
670 Old Harrisburg Road
Gettysburg, PA
17325
717-642-6256 The organizers are a diverse local group who’s one common goal is to promote healthy sustainable environmental practices. This day long family friendly event features local bands, local food vendors, environmental displays and presentations. Bring your blanket or chair, friends and family! This is a free event; however, donations will be accepted to help offset costs as well as benefiting the Land Conservancy of Adams County! As organizer Steve Zimmerman says: “This is “Woodstock” meeting the “Sierra Club” ~ join us and be part of the solution not the pollution!”.
To learn more about the Land Conservancy of Adams County visit their website.

http://www.gettysburggreengathering.com/

Sat 26  6:00pm-9:00pm Musical Hauser After Hours Hauser After Hours is a party you do not want to miss. Every weekend we throw a bash after our normal business hours to celebrate our rolling hills, breathtaking views and fabulous wines and ciders! Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307
 

717-334-4888 Admission is always free.

Live music featuring acoustic artists to full bands provide rousing entertainment. Pay per plate dinners are served from some of the finest caterers in the area. Wine and Hard Cider are available by the glass or the bottle.

The Al Parsons Band
The NEW A-Ville Inn

http://www.hauserestate.com

Sat 26 8:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Sat 26 10:45pm Ghost Tour Midnight Adventure in the Jennie Wade House This tour is considered to be three adventures in one. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
At some point during your 90 minute journey you will encounter a “GHOST GUIDE”, a “GHOST INVESTIGATOR” and “STORYTELLER”. The three will combine to bring the story of the Jennie Wade House to life. Did we forget to tell you that the LIGHTS GO OUT AT MIDNIGHT! So Beware!

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Sun 27 All Day Educational Living History Weekends on the Battlefield Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle. Various Locations 717-334-1124 http://www.nps.gov/gett
Sun 27 6:15am

Noon

Sports Gettysburg North-South Marathon The Gettysburg North-South Marathon is run against the setting of a landmark battle of the Civil War, the battle of Gettysburg. Around Gettysburg
Gettysburg, PA
866-329-9382 The soldiers of the North and South fought on the roads and fields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1863 in the Civil War’s most famous battle, a historic event that symbolized the breach between North and South, marking the turning point of the war and the return to a single United States of America.

The Gettysburg North-South Marathon honors the battle of Gettysburg with a unique marathon competition that pits runners representing the North and the South against each other in a scored competition. The race takes runners from both sides through the hallowed grounds of the battlefield.

http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com/
Sun 27 11:00am-2:30pm Special Tour Savor Gettysburg Food Tour Enjoy a culinary and cultural experience through historic downtown Gettysburg - ONE DELICIOUS TASTE AT A TIME! York & Stratton Streets
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 
1-800-656-0713 Savor Gettysburg Food Tour pays a visit to 8 very unique ethnic eateries, historic taverns and family owned bistros. All food tastings are included in the ticket price.
Advance Ticket Purchase Required, Tours Generally Sell Out in Advance
http://www.SavorGettysburgFoodTours.com
Sun 27 Noon-5:00pm Wine Pinot and Paninis Food and music on a Sunday afternoon! What a great idea. Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307

717-334-4888 Kirk Wise will be playing from 1-4pm.

http://www.hauserestate.com

Sun 27 Doors open at noon and bidding begins at 1pm. Art 17th Annual Art Auction The 17th Annual Art Auction to benefit the Land Conservancy of Adams County will be held at the Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg. Blue Parrot Bistro

 35 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, Pa 17325

717-334-2828 Thanks to donations from local artists and art collectors, the auction has become the Conservancy’s most successful fundraising project, generating more than $250,000 since our first auction in 1998. Artwork will be on display at the Blue Parrot for three weeks starting on Friday April 4th with a wine and cheese reception!

Doors open at noon and bidding begins at 1pm. Admission is $10 per person. Visit the Land Conservancy website for additional details.

http://www.lcacnet.org/

Sun 27 8:00pm Ghost Tour Orphan Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Orphanage.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Mon 28 8:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Tue 29 6:30pm

9:00pm

Wine Zumba, Sangria, & Skinny Jeans Zumba your way into skinny jeans and have a glass of wine while you do it! Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307
 

717-334-4888 Local instructor Sarah Isenberger will have you sweatin' your way into those skinny jeans! This event is held the last Tuesday of every month. The cost of a one hour class is $5. A two hour class from 6:30-8:30pm is available at a cost of $10.

A specialty glass of wine or hard cider from Hauser Estate Winery will be available for those interested for an additional $5.

Make sure to bring your water bottle, comfortable clothing and some good sneakers. For the winter and cold weather months class will be inside. Once the weather is warmer, zumba will take place outside amongst the vines on the Hauser concert stage or another knee-friendly surface (wooden deck or grassy area).
 

http://www.hauserestate.com

Tue 29 6:00pm-7:30pm Outdoors Homeowners-: Where Does Your Water Come From? Knowing your water quality is essential to maintaining a healthy backyard ecosystem. With this evening of water science gain the knowledge to investigate the health of streams and ponds on your own land. Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

1537 Mount Hope Road
Fairfield, PA
17320
 

717-642-5840 The evening will include a demonstration of how groundwater moves and the possible effects on well water. This will be a fun and informative class with Strawberry Hill Naturalist, Sharon Knowles. Please bring water shoes or boots!
Preregistration is preferred.
Cost is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.

http://www.strawberryhill.org

Tue 29 8:00pm Ghost Tour Orphan Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Orphanage.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

Wed 30 8:00pm Ghost Tour Jennie Wade Walking Tour 90 minute tour. Ghostly Images Legends & Showcase, 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Daytime 717- 334-6296

Evenings 717- 334-1156
45 minutes outside and the remainder will take you INSIDE the Jennie Wade House.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/

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