Saturday Spotlight Programs: Beyond the Battlefield at the Gettysburg Heritage Center
Gettysburg, PA – The Gettysburg Heritage Center will take a unique look at the Civil War, the people, and their culture every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The “Saturday Spotlight Programs” offer visitors a concise look at a specific area of Civil War history. Presenters such as licensed battlefield guides, first-person interpreters, musicians, historians, and many others utilize their knowledge and talents to delve deeper into Civil War history.
The “Saturday Spotlight Program” will change each week, showcasing a different aspect of the Civil War. Programs vary from musical performances, to cooking demonstrations, and discussions about the battle and the civilians. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Licensed Battlefield Guides. Incorporated in our programming is the “Second Saturday Centennial Celebration”. Join us the second Saturday of each month, as a Licensed Battlefield Guide offers the “Saturday Spotlight Program”. All programs are suitable for the entire family.
Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, or online at www.GettysburgMuseum.com. General admission is $10 per person, $6 ages 6 - 12, under 5 is free. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance, to secure seating.
The Gettysburg Heritage Center is located at 297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325. Visit www.GettysburgMuseum.com for more information, or call 717-334-6245.
Saturday Spotlight Program Schedule
23 – 8:00 pm – Matthew Dodd, Singer & Storyteller
30 – 8:00 pm – From Cellars to Rooftops - Citizens of Gettysburg (Linda Clark, Licensed Battlefield Guide)
6 – 8:00 pm – General and Mrs. Lee (Frank & Bonnie Orlando – 1st person)
4:00 pm – Civil War Aeronautics (Kevin Knapp)
8:00 pm – Whose Hallowed Ground? Farms to Battlefields (Tom Vossler, Licensed Battlefield Guide)
20 – 8:00 pm – Northern & Southern Cooking (Lori Korczyk & Casey Daugherty)
27 – 8:00 pm – Life of a Soldier (Larry Korczyk)
4:00 pm – Victorian Hair Jewelry & Mourning in the Civil War (Lucy Cadwallader)
8:00 pm – Civil War Medicine – Saws, Scalpels, Sutures, Disease and Destiny (Carolyn Ivanoff)
11 – 8:00 pm – The Battle of Gettysburg: An Overview (Ed Suplee, Licensed Battlefield Guide)
4:00 pm – Mysteries of the Cyclorama (Chris Brenneman Licensed Battlefield Guide)
8:00 pm – Pair of Nines: 2 Irish American Regiments (Stuart Dempsey, Licensed Battlefield Guide)
25 – 8:00 pm – Ought It Not Be a Merry Christmas? (Myra Reichart)
1 – 8:00 pm – Blacks in Gettysburg (Jean Green)
8 – 8:00 pm – Civil War Photography (Garry Adelman, Licensed Battlefield Guide)
15 – 8:00 pm – Civil War Music (Camptown Shakers – concert)
22 – 8:00 pm – Thaddeus Stevens (Thaddeus Stevens Society – 1st person)
4:00 pm – Suspense & Anguish (Christina Shrewsbury, Singer & Storyteller)
8:00 pm – Female Spies and Agents (Roxanne Toufexis)
4:00 pm – Story Behind Gettysburg's Ubiquitous Farm Fences (Doug Douds, Licensed Battlefield Guide)
8:00 pm – Simon Cameron, Corrupt Politics (Joe Mieczkowski, Licensed Battlefield Guide)
12 – 8:00 pm – Christmas Then Till Now (Phil Lechak, Licensed Battlefield Guide)
*Schedule subject to change. Additional presenters may be added to the calendar.
Visit www.GettysburgMuseum.com for the most up to date listing of events.
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