The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosts many educational and entertaining events throughout the year. Various authors, historians, living history groups and musical guests appear at the Heritage Center annually. It is our goal to enrich guests' visits through special programming, performances, and a variety of unique presentations.
Hanover Lancers Senior Drum & Bugle Corps
Gettysburg Brass Band Festival Performance
June 9th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music at the Gettysburg Heritage Center! The upbeat, sounds of the drums and bugles will keep your toes tapping throughout the performance! This special performance is free and open to the public! Click here for additional information about the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival!
The Lancers Senior Drum & Bugle was originally organized in 1920 at the Harold H. Bair Post 14, American Legion in Hanover, PA. The Lancers have been recognized as Hanover's Music Ambassadors and have represented the community in prestigious events like the National Apple Blossom Parade in Winchester, VA, the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. and numerous events throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Hair Flower Workshop
Step Back to the Victorian Era and Create you Own Hair Flower
July 1, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Presented by Lucy Cadwallader
Each participant will be shown how to construct their own hair flower using the "gimp" technique(other techniques, if time allows). All items will be available to complete a flower. If you elect to bring your own swatch of hair, it must be at least 10 inches in length and the diameter of a pencil-place in a zip lock bag. You may opt to make your hair flower into a pin or display it in a glass paper weight or box (available to purchase). Start your family heirloom today!
Cost is $15/person - contact the Gettysburg Heritage Center at 717-334-6245 to purchase tickets. Limited to 20 people.
Learn more about Lucy and her hair jewelry here:
Author & Artist Events:
Periodically throughout the year, visitors to the Gettysburg Heritage Center have the opportunity to meet various authors and artist. Visitors are able to meet the author/artist, purchase their work and have it personalized.
We're busy updating our authors schedule...stop back for the latest updates!
Living History Camps
Most weekends*, April through November, the Gettysburg Heritage Center hosts complimentary Living History Encampments. Visitors are welcomed to actively learn by strolling through the camp, viewing drills and demonstrations, and engaging in conversation with historians. To find out more, visit our Living History page by clicking here!
Civil War Era Church Service
Chaplain Rene Kinard, and his wife Rommi offer non-denominational Civil War era Church Services at the Gettysburg Heritage Center on special event weekends. All services are open to the public, and begin at 10 am. Seating is limited, it is recommended you bring a lawn chair in the event all seats are filled.
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July 2 - 4th of July Service
November 19 - Remembrance Day Weekend.
Bike Week in Gettysburg
Thunder on the Strip - Gettysburg Heritage Center
July 6 - 8: 10 am - 10 pm
July 9: 10 am - Noon
Gettysburg will be roaring with motorcycles during the Annual Gettysburg Bike Week Event. Every year, thousands of bikers come to town. The weekend consist of special events, music, tours and more! The Gettysburg Heritage Center will host 30+ vendors specializing in leather, jewelry, apparel, pins, patches, parts, accessories and much more! On-site will be food, and a beer tent, including drinks by Buchanan Valley Fire Department. A variety of bands are scheduled as follows:
Thursday..................6 - 10...............Steppin Out
Friday.......................6 - 10...............Wynn in Doubt
Saturday..................12 - 4................Night Crawlers
Saturday...................6 - 10...............Poverty Ridge
Watch the Parade of Chrome at 5 pm, Saturday evening from the GHC venue or ABC Pub & Brewery!