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.
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.
Sunday Morning Irregulars
11:00 am - Sundays
Join us each Sunday in January for a series of 60 minute history talks, hosted by Ken Rich. This series of winter lectures will be held in the conference room of the Gettysburg Heritage Center. The topics vary from week to week. The lectures are open to all, and free of charge. *If inclement weather, call ahead to verify the lecture is taking place.
February 4 - The Women's Accounts of Gettysburg 1863
As the Confederate forces approach Gettysburg, the men are all gone. This program will discuss some of the accounts by the women of Gettysburg of those fateful days in 1863.
February 11 - Early History of Gettysburg Roads, Farms, Families
The discussion will focus on the early history of Gettysburg, roads, farms and families. Learn about the people who created these various pieces of Gettysburg history.
February 18 – The Aftermath of Battle – Hospitals & Civilians
The topic for this week will be on the aftermath of the battle, specifically on the hospitals and the civilians. Hear some of the accounts of those fateful days in 1863.
February 25 – The History of the Park and How We Remember It
The focus this week will be on the National Park, its history, and how it relates to us and how we remember it. A different look at the battlefield.
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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March 25 - Reenactor Appreciation
May 27 - Memorial Day
July 8 - Reenactment Weekend
September 2 - Labor Day
November 18 - Remembrance Day