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Gettysburg National Military Park 2009 schedule of events

Gettysburg diorama of Houcks Ridge and Devil’s Den by New York master modeler Dennis Morris. Used by permission.

Katie Lawhorn of the National Park Service sent me an announcement with the complete 2009 schedule of events for Gettysburg National Military Park as well as the Eisenhower National Historic Site. There are a wide variety of events and presentations that are sure to appeal to Cannonball readers. Most are free of charge, and make for a educational afternoon or evening’s entertainment.


GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
EISENHOWER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
2009 CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Update
March 14 Key Moments and Commanders of the Gettysburg Campaign Winter Lecture Series – Commanders: Did Meade Begin a Counter-offensive after Pickett’s Charge? 1:30 p.m., Park Museum and Visitor Center, Free.
March 15 Key Moments and Commanders of the Gettysburg Campaign Winter Lecture Series – Key Moments: Hancock Takes Command -July 1, 1:30 p.m., Park Museum and Visitor Center, Free.
April 4-5 Living History Programs:
Confederate Military Forces. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
28th Pennsylvania Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
April 11-12 Living History Program:
Group Pending.
April 18 Spring Ranger Programs begin. Free guided walks at Gettysburg with National Park Rangers. Check at the park Visitor Center on the day of your visit for schedules.
April 18-19 Living History Programs:
11th New Jersey Infantry . Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
U. S. Sharpshooters on Little Round Top.
April 26 “Friends of Gettysburg” Annual March for Gettysburg: A fund-raising walk for battlefield preservation sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. To register, call the Foundation at (717) 338-1243.
May 16-17 Living History Programs:
Battery M, 2nd U.S. Artillery . Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
44 th Georgia Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
May 23-24 Living History Programs: Annual Memorial Day Weekend Living History Events.
Sykes’ U.S. Regulars. Programs at Meade’s Headquarters.
10 th Virginia Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
119th New York Infantry . Programs at the Pennsylvania
Memorial.
May 25 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies 141st Annual Memorial Day observances. Parade at 2 p.m. followed by a ceremony in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
May 30-31 Living History Programs:
4th Maryland Artillery . Programs at Pitzer Woods.
6th New Hampshire Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
June 6 Annual “Friends of Gettysburg” Volunteer Work Day
Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. For information and to register call the Foundation at (717) 338-1243.
June 6-7 Living History Programs:
9th Pennsylvania Reserves . Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
The National Regiment. Programs at Spangler Spring.
June 13 Interpretive Summer Season Begins (Includes a full range of
FREE Ranger conducted programs, walks, tours, campfire programs, living history programs, children’s programs and Battle Walks offered everyday through August 16. These dates are subject to change).
June 13-14 Living History Programs:
1st Pennsylvania Reserves .Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
13 th New Jersey Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
U. S. Sharpshooters on Little Round Top.
June 20 Brass Band Concert of the Gettysburg Festival – Featuring the 8
th Regimental Band of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry at 11 a.m. and again at sunset. The Wildcat Regimental Band will play a Grand Concert at 3 p.m. Daytime events take place at the park Visitor Center lawn. The sunset concert is at the Pennsylvania Memorial. Free.
June 20-21 Living History Programs: Hancock Society. 2nd Corps
Headquarters
. Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
1 st North Carolina Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
7th Tennessee & 2nd Maryland Infantries. Programs at Spangler
Spring.
June 27-28 Living History Programs: 23rd Annual Heritage Days Civil
War Encampment
.
20th Maine Infantry & 2 nd United States Sharpshooters .
Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial
2 nd Maryland Infantry & 4th Maryland Artillery. Programs at
Pitzer Woods.
23 rd Virginia Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
July 1-3 146th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – A series
of special National Park Service Ranger-Conducted Battle Walks and Real-Time programs that follow the course of the battle over three days. Free.
July 3-5 A Sacred Trust: Gettysburg Perspectives– Sponsored by the
Gettysburg Foundation, Sacred Trust brings together renowned authors, historians, National Park Service rangers, and others to share perspectives on the battle of Gettysburg with members of the public. Free. For more information, please call 717-338-1243 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
July 4-5 Living History Programs: Confederate Military Forces .
Programs at Pitzer Woods
.
The Mifflin Guard. Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
July 11-12 Living History Programs: 12th Alabama Infantry. Programs
at Pitzer Woods.
8 th New Jersey Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
July 12-17 The Eisenhower Academy , A one-week institute for school
teachers covering Eisenhower’s foreign and domestic policy, 1950s popular culture and Eisenhower’s leadership. Graduate credit or Pennsylvania Professional Education Credit available. Fee. (717) 338-9114.
July 18-19 Living History Programs: Battery B, 1st Rhode Island
Light Artillery
. Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
2nd U.S. Cavalry, Co.H. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
July 25-26 Living History Programs: 28th Virginia Infantry. Programs
at Pitzer Woods.
10 th Virginia Sharpshooters. Programs Spangler Spring.
August 1-2 Living History Programs: 24th Michigan Infantry. Programs
at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
10 th Virginia Infantry, Hilliard’s Rangers . Programs at
Spangler Spring.
1 st Texas Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
August 8-9 Living History Programs: 37th North Carolina State Troops
. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
124 th NY Infantry. Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
August 15-16 Living History Programs: Huckstep’s Artillery . Programs
at Pitzer Woods.
21 st Georgia Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
August 17 Interpretive Programs Continue through late summer and fall – Free guided walks at Gettysburg with National Park Rangers. Check at the park Visitor Center on the day of your visit for schedules.
August 22 15th Annual Civil War Music Muster Civil War brass bands,
fife and drum and parlor music are presented in concert at the Park Museum and Visitor Center lawn, followed by a concert at the Pennsylvania Monument in the early evening. Free.
August 22-23 Living History Programs: Society of Civil War Surgeons.
Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
The Liberty Grays. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
44 th Georgia Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
August 29-30 Living History Programs: 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Co. A .
Programs at Pitzer Woods.
4 th Virginia Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
September 5-6 Living History Programs: 13th Annual Labor Day Artillery
Weekend
with the Maryland State Parks.
Purcell’s 4-Gun Battery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
September 12-13 Living History Programs: Longstreet’s Artillery.
4-Gun Battery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
53 rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Programs at the Pennsylvania
Memorial.
71st Pennsylvania Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
September 19-20 World War II Weekend A living history encampment at the
Eisenhower National Historic Site. Featuring Allied soldiers, a German camp, and World War II vintage jeeps and trucks. Saturday, 9-5; Sunday, 9-4. Included in site admission. Both shuttle service and, weather permitting, on-site parking available this weekend only.
(717) 338-9114.
September 19-20 Living History Programs: The Stonewall Brigade. Encampment
at Spangler Spring. Programs at McPherson Barn.
87th Pennsylvania Infantry. Programs at the Pennsylvania
Memorial.
September 26-27 Living History Programs: 146th PA Infantry (5th NY Zou.)
Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
137th New York Infantry programs at Spangler Spring.
October 3-4 Living History Programs: Annual Sharpshooter Weekend.
U.S.S.S. Berdan’s Sharpshooters Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Rodes Division S.S., C.S.A. Programs at Spangler Spring.
Western NY Chapter, US Sanitary Commission Programs at Pitzer Woods.
October 10-11 Living History Programs: Columbus Day Weekend Civil War
Encampmen
t.
150th New York Infantry. Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
28th Virginia Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
October 17-18 Living History Programs: Ohio Valley Civil War
Association
. Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
Parker’s Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
U. S. Sharpshooters on Little Round Top.
October 24-25 Living History Programs: 12th Alabama Infantry. Programs at
Pitzer Woods.
October 31- Nov.1 Living History Programs: Battery F, 1st Pennsylvania
Artillery
. Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.
November 19 146th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address An annual
observation with brief memorial services in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.
November 21 Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies An annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. A parade of Civil War living history groups begins at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
November 21 7 th Annual Remembrance Illumination, Soldiers’ National
Cemetery Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Luminary candles will be placed on each Civil War grave as a testament to the sacrifices made here in 1863. For information contact the Foundation at (717) 338-1243.
December 1-31 An Eisenhower Christmas The Eisenhower home is decorated in the traditions of the Eisenhowers. Some original decorations and Christmas cards will be on display. Included in site admission. (717) 338-9114.
Dates and Events are subject to change.

For further information on park events, contact Gettysburg National
Military Park at (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023. Also visit our web site
at www.nps.gov/gett
For information on the Eisenhower National Historic Site call (717)
338-9114 or visit our web site at www.nps.gov/eise
For information on community activities and attractions, contact the
Gettysburg Convention and Visitor Bureau at (717) 334-6274 or 1 (800)
337-5015 or visit their web site at www.gettysburg.travel

3/10/09
Katie Lawhorn
Public Affairs Specialist
Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
phone 717- 334-1124 x3121
fax 717- 334-1891