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March Encounters with History
March Encounters with History
March 23, 2019
The Union Army at Gettysburg: Great Leadership from Unexpected Places with Licensed Battlefield Guide Darryl Roberts
Decisions on the battlefield do not happen in a vacuum, the leaders of the Union Army that are known today as heroes of the Gettysburg Battlefield were influenced by their life experiences prior to July 1863. This program will not only delve into the stories of several Union officers here at Gettysburg but into how their lives prior to the war may have led them to such heroic actions on the battlefield.
Sat 3/23/19 March Encounters with History


Spring Muster
Spring Muster
April 12-13, 2019
Join the Friends of Gettysburg for a two-day event full of history programs and battlefield walks with Licensed Battlefield Guides and leading Civil War historians.
Fri 4/12/19 Spring Muster Friday Evening Program
Sat 4/13/19 Saturday Programs without Banquet
Sat 4/13/19 Spring Muster Saturday Programs with Banquet



First Corps Breakfast
April 14, 2019
Eye Witness to History: Next Project in Battlefield Restoration
First Corps members are invited to gather at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center for breakfast and travel by bus to the James Warfield House for a behind-the-scenes look at the work being done to return this structure to its Civil War era appearance. This event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sun 4/14/19 First Corps Breakfast


Heritage Trail Hike
Heritage Trail Hike
May 4-5, 2018
Hike the Billy Yank and Johnny Reb trails - 15 miles in two days! Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Larry Korczyk for an in-depth look at the Gettysburg Battlefield from beyond the roadways.
Sat 5/4/19 Heritage Trail Hike


May Encounters with History
May Encounters with History
May 18, 2019
“Action Forward!” Civil War Field Artillery at Gettysburg with Licensed Battlefield Guide David Donahue
This classroom and battlefield exercise is a 6 hour introduction to the use of artillery by the armies at Gettysburg. The three-hour morning classroom session will be a lecture/discussion of the mission, tactics, ammunition, equipment, organization, and logistical support of artillery in the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia. The afternoon practical exercise will take the students to the First Day battlefield where they will have the opportunity to evaluate the challenges that Union First Corps artillery battery commanders faced on July 1st, 1863. Participants can then determine how and why those batteries fought as they did that day. The afternoon session will include a roughly one mile walk over rough terrain.
Sat 5/18/19 May Encounters with History


Volunteer Work Day
Volunteer Work Day
June 1, 2019
Participants will spend a full day working on preservation projects at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, alongside the National Park Service Maintenance Team. Work assignments vary each year but include the following categories: building and painting fences, detail painting or cleaning headstones in Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg or clearing brush. Be sure to register early as space is limited.
Sat 6/1/19 Volunteer Work Day


Friends Merchandise
Friends Merchandise
Exclusive Friends logo clothing for all seasons.
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Gettysburg Foundation Field Bag
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Short Sleeve T-Shirt
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