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2014-02-10 23:02:59

Dr. Knowles will show how she uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to give new perspectives on historical events. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 What could General Robert E. Lee see at Gettysburg, and how did his view of the battlefield influence his fateful decisions? Hagley Museum and Library will welcome Dr. Anne Kelly Knowles on February 27 to kick off the 2014 Author Talk series. Dr. Knowles will show how she uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to give new...

2014-01-28 23:21:44

Adams County Library System will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gettysburg Federal Building from Feb. 21-23. Gettysburg, Pa. (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Gettysburg Federal Building, current home of the Adams County Library System, officials with the Adams County Library System have planned three days of community events to commemorate the past, present and future of this historic building in downtown Gettysburg. Events include an...

2013-11-25 23:00:11

Living Legacy Tree Planting Ceremony Took Place on November 19, 2013 at Gettysburg National Military Park as Part of Dedication Day Gettysburg, PA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 In commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership has launched a legacy project of national significance. The Living Legacy Project is a simple yet eloquent plan to plant one tree for each of the 620,000 soldiers who died, as a living memorial for their...

2013-11-19 16:21:36

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today participated in a ceremony dedicating 168 trees on the Bliss Farm in Gettysburg as part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Living Legacy Project. "In addition to their many environmental benefits, trees are a symbol of life and growth. These trees will serve as living monuments at this place where we reflect on the sacrifices made by so...

2013-08-26 12:20:11

Annual Event to Connect Recipients and the Public to the Medal's Historical Significance in Gettysburg, Sept. 18-22 GETTYSBURG, Pa., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert J. Monahan, Jr., president and CEO of the 2013 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention, says the history and significance of Gettysburg will set the stage for a reflective convention for Medal of Honor recipients and the public alike. In a recent interview with Chuck Conconi for Qorvis' Focus...

2013-07-02 20:20:50

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Two of my great-great-grandfathers fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. One, Lorenzo Whitaker, fought in the Battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago this week. He was wounded and taken prisoner in fighting that left his unit decimated and most of his comrades dead. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130702/CG42255) My cousin, Skip Rohde, has written an intriguing post on his "Ramblings from a Painter" blog...

2013-06-24 16:25:30

NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 150th anniversary of the landmark Battle of Gettysburg approaches, Civil War expert Allen Guelzo suggests that the battle was chock full of heroism, but not much professionalism. This, he says, is how most American wars have been fought. Guelzo addresses this and other insights in his New York Times best-selling new book, GETTYSBURG: The Last Invasion: The most egregious legend about the Battle of Gettysburg says that it happened...

2012-10-10 07:20:57

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for the 2013 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention in Gettysburg, the Convention Organizing Committee will host a ceremonial flag raising event on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The event, which will be held in Lincoln Square, will officially kick-off the events leading up to 2013 Convention, scheduled for Sept 18-22. During the ceremony, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and American flags will be raised in honor of the...

2012-04-19 23:01:47

Wilderness Voyageurs´ Civil War bicycle tour was selected for National Geographic Traveler´s prestigious “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” On this 150th anniversary of the Civil War, history-hungry cyclists and Civil War buffs alike pedal nine days from Leesburg, Va., to Gettysburg, Pa., visiting notable war landmarks, touring battlefields with licensed battlefield guides, and relaxing in deluxe inns. Ohiopyle, PA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Wilderness Voyageurs is pleased to...

2011-09-06 09:17:00

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gettysburg Foundation, in cooperation with the International Panorama Council (IPC), will host the 2011 International Panorama Conference at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center September 14 - 17. The conference will feature two full days of presentations delivered by cyclorama experts from around the globe, and other activities including a behind-the-scenes look at Gettysburg's own cyclorama. (Photo:...