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Rupp House Courtyard Chats



Rupp House Courtyard Chats





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Rupp House Courtyard Chats


The Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to offer Courtyard Chats at the Rupp House for the 2019 season. The chats will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evenings mid-April through early September. Join us and relax in the comfort of a rocking chair on the courtyard porches of the historic Rupp House located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg. The chats last 45 minutes with time for questions. Before and after the chat, take time to explore the Rupp House History Center to learn the civilian stories connected to the Battle of Gettysburg. The chats and the museum offer free admission.

April 20 - A Soldier’s Sing-A-Long: An evening of Civil War music with Tom Fontana

April 27 - Major Hugo Hillibrand, An Interesting Union Officer: His service during the Civil War, brought to life by Mark Luango, Officers for the Union living historians group.

May 4 - Was It About Shoes? David McGlaughlin will discuss what led the troops into Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.

May 11 - Doing Research in Washington, D.C.: Keith F. Shovlin, author, researcher and amateur genealogist, will talk about his personal research in libraries and D.C. facilities for his own writings and to unravel the story of his rich family history.

May 18 - The Healing: Dawn Diehl and Linda Harris of the Civil War Historical Impressions will present conversations of Civil War Nurses. Join us for an opportunity to share in the emotional struggles of the women who pioneered professional nursing. Hear a unique presentation based on facts written in the personal journals of female nurses, one from the north and one from the south, who served during the War Between the States.

May 25 - A Soldier’s Sing-A-Long: An evening of Civil War music with Tom Fontana

June 1 - The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital: The Gettysburg Foundation’s Spangler Farm Site Coordinator, Paul Semanek will present a prelude to the 2019 summer season of encampments and special programs at the George Spangler farm. Learn why this historic site is a must-see for Gettysburg visitors.

June 8 - William Frassanito Book Signings: Reknowned author, William Frassanito will discuss his classic books for Battle of Gettysburg historians, Photography of Gettysburg and A Journey in Time. Frassanito will sign copies, which are also available for purchase in the Rupp House History Center.

June 15 - The 72nd Pennsylvania Lawsuit: David McGlaughlin will discuss the court battle on where the monument for the 72nd Pennsylvania would be placed on the Gettysburg battlefield.

June 22 - The Early History of Gettysburg: Ken Rich will present how the town of Gettysburg was formed.

June 29 - Civil War Roundtables: Roger and Lynn Light-Heller will discuss local Civil War roundtable groups with Q&A. Learn what the roundtable groups do and how to find a group in your area to enjoy historical discussions and sites.

July 6 - Historical Sculptures: Sculptor Gary Casteel will discuss his life as a historical sculptor and talk about the Longstreet monument project. Casteel will display some of his sculpture work.

July 20 - Basic Genealogy – Finding Your Civil War Ancestor: Tim Smith and Roger Rex of the Adams County Historical Society will help kick start your discovery of your family history.

July 27 - Stories of the Gettysburg Civilians: Author Linda Clark will discuss and sign several of her books written about the civilians in town at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg.

August 3 - The Second Day at Gettysburg, The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge on July 2, 1863: Join author Scott Mingus for a discussion on his book and have him sign this and others he has authored.

August 10 - Building a Park: Ken Rich explains the actions that created the beautiful battlefield park we now enjoy.

August 17 - Basic Genealogy – Finding Your Civil War Ancestor: Tim Smith and Roger Rex of the Adams County Historical Society will help kick start your discovery of your family history.

August 24 - Joe Mieczkowski Book Signings: Licensed Battlefield Guide and author Joe Mieczkowski will discuss his book on Lee’s Retreat after Gettysburg and will sign books he has written about the cabinets of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln.

August 31 - The Everyday Life of a Soldier: Licensed Battlefield Guide and author Larry Korczyk will talk about camp life for the men who fought in the Civil War and will display a typical soldier’s personal items.

September 7 - Civil War Mascots and Pets: Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins will awe us with stories and pictures of the animals that meant so much to the men who fought in the Civil War.