Posts belonging to Category 'Gettysburg'

$5,000 Reward Offered In Civil War Chapel Fire

 A $5,000 reward is being offered by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for information on the arson case which destroyed a replica Civil War chapel.
The fire broke out Friday on Chambersburg Street, damaging four buildings.
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GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK EISENHOWER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY 2011
January 8, 9, 15, 22,23,29,30 Perspectives on the Battle – Gettysburg
            National Military Park Winter Lecture Series.  This series of
            FREE, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the
            theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and
            Visitor Center.  Additional lectures will take place on
            February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, [...]

CASINO – Nemacolin denies funding ads opposing Mason Dixon.

The western Pennsylvania casino group vying for a hotel resort license against the proposed Mason Dixon Resort did not underwrite television and radio commercials opposing the Gettysburg-area project.
That’s according to Nemacolin & 84 Lumber spokesman Jeff Nobers, in an effort to — hopefully — finally put the debate to rest.
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Search launched for Civil War soldier’s heirs

When Col. Ira Cory died, he left behind a safe deposit box that set off a mystery nearly 25 years after his death.
Inside the box were discharge papers for Cory’s grandfather and namesake, a Union Army captain of the Civil War. The documents were uncovered by the state Treasurer’s Office as the staff prepared to [...]

No Casino Gettysburg Releases New Celebrity Interviews with Music from Saving Private Ryan

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, President Eisenhower’s granddaughter Susan Eisenhower and Medal of Honor recipient Paul W. Bucha discuss their heartfelt objections to the proposed Gettysburg casino (1/2 mile from the Gettysburg National Military Park) in four emotional videos just released from No Casino Gettysburg and the Civil War Preservation [...]

150 Cannon-Shot Salute Will Highlight Kickoff of Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Civil War

The rolling thunder of artillery will reverberate through the hilly countryside of south-central Pennsylvania next April as the Gettysburg area launches its five-year long commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial.
The sesquicentennial of the 1861-1865 Civil War will be commemorated with hundreds of special events and ceremonies, major and minor, throughout America.
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Foundation names president

The third president in the 10-year history of the Gettysburg Foundation was named Monday, with 32-year National Park Service veteran Joanne M. Hanley taking the position vacant since late January.
Currently the General Superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, Hanley takes over Feb. 1, 2011, as president of the Gettysburg Foundation.
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Gettysburg: Chapel order code issue, not religious

Four days after a Texas-based legal firm launched a campaign to save a Civil War chapel in Gettysburg, the nine-member Borough Council voiced displeasure Monday night with misinformation in the national media.
“This is going out nationally,” Mayor William E. Troxell told the nine-member Borough Council during a board meeting Monday night. “I think we need [...]

Updated Temporary Road Closures at Gettysburg National Military Park Due to

Gettysburg National Military Park will temporarily close selected roads
during the next few days for a repaving project.   The scheduled road
closures are short term and may change, depending on weather.
On October 29, United States Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue, and Hancock Avenue
from United States Avenue to Pleasonton Avenue will be closed all day for
paving.
On November 1, Hancock Avenue [...]

Temporary Road Closures at Gettysburg National Military Park Due to Paving

Gettysburg National Military Park will temporarily close selected roads
during the next week for a repaving project.   The scheduled road closures
are short term and may change, depending on weather.
On October 28, United States Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue, and Hancock Avenue
from United States Avenue to Pleasonton Avenue will be closed all day for
paving.
On October 29, Hancock Avenue from [...]