March 21, 2020 - July 18, 2020
Encounters with History

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These in-depth programs cover a variety of Civil War and Gettysburg topics and are open to both Friends of Gettysburg and the general public. Typically these programs run 6-hours and include an indoor lecture, lunch and outdoor bus or walking tour. Click for more details on our latest offerings.

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March 21, 2020


March Encounters with History


In Their Own Words with Licensed Battlefield Guide Darryl Roberts

This is a full-day indoor and outdoor program.  An indoor lecture will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ford Education Center in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, followed by an outdoor program from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Using diaries and other primary sources, we will trace the lives of several soldiers prior to their arrival in Gettysburg and participation in the Battle. During the afternoon program we will travel the battlefield and follow in their footsteps as they engaged in battle and hear first-hand accounts of what they experienced during this pivotal battle.

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