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, 20, 26, 27 and March 5, 6, 12 and
            13. Full Schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or
            by visiting www.nps.gov/gett

FEBRUARY 2011
February 5, 6,12,13,19,20,26,27     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 March
            5, 6, 12 and 13. Full schedule available by calling
            717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett

February 11 Happy Birthday!  Gettysburg National Military Park recognizes
            its 116th Birthday as a National Military Park.

February 26 An Evening with the Painting – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting,
            includes an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.  Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

MARCH 2011
March 6, 12, 13   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 the Ford Education Center at
            the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor
            Center. Full Schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x8023
            or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett

March 5     Encounters With History – “Rival Teams –The Abraham Lincoln and
            Jefferson Davis Administrations in the Civil War.”  Indoor
            lecture/outdoor walk conducted by Joe Mieczkowski, Licensed
            Battlefield Guide. Morning refreshments and lunch will be
            provided along with supplies. FEE. Sponsored by the Gettysburg
            Foundation. Call 717-334-3460 x 221 to register or visit
            www.gettysburgfoundation.org

March 19    An Evening with the Painting – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting,
            includes an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

March 26    John Scott Adams Seminar Series – “George Armstrong Custer:
            From Gettysburg to Little Big Horn.” Lecture conducted by Jim
            Hessler, Lecturer/Licensed Battlefield Guide.  Sponsored by the
            Gettysburg Foundation.  Call 717-334-3460 x 221 to register or
            visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

APRIL 2011
April 2     John Scott Adams Seminar Series – “George Armstrong Custer:
            From Gettysburg to Little Big Horn.” Jim Hessler, Licensed
            Battlefield Guide.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.
            For more information or to register call 717-334-3460 x 221 or
            visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

April 16    An Evening with the Painting – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting
            including an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

April 16-17 Walking Fields of Glory: HIKE – A two-day program based on the
            Boy Scout Heritage Trail – The 10-mile Billy Yank Trail and the
            4-mile Johnny Reb Trail conducted by Gar Phillips, Licensed
            Battlefield Guide.  Water and lunch will be provided at stops
            along the trail. FEE. Call 717-338-1243 to register or visit
            www.gettysburgfoundation.org

MAY 2011
May 3       An Evening with the Painting – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting
            including an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

May 6-8     Gettysburg Foundation/Friends of Gettysburg Spring Muster.
            Call 717-334-3460 x 221 to register or visit
            www.gettysburgfoundation.org
May 14 & 21 John Scott Adams Seminar Series – “Repulse of Pickett’s
            Charge.” Lecture conducted by John Zervas, Licensed Battlefield
            Guide.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.  Call
            717-334-3460 x 221 to register or visit
            www.gettysburgfoundation.org

May 21                 Mamie Remembers Gettysburg – Join living historian
Ruthmary McIlhenny as she performs her first person
            program as Mamie Eisenhower.  Also watch a 1950s fashion show
presented by the Victory Society.  Included in site
            admission. (717) 338-9114.

JUNE 2011
June 4-5    D-Day Anniversary Weekend – Join a Park Ranger for a talk on
            Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day.  World War II living
            historians portray a variety of soldiers and talk informally
            with visitors at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.
            Included in site admission. For more information call
            717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise

June 4 & 11 An Evening with the Painting – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting
            including an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

June 11     Gettysburg Ranger Walks and Programs Begin – Includes a full
            range of FREE Park Ranger conducted programs, walks, tours,
            campfire programs, living history programs, children’s programs
            and “battle walks” offered everyday through August 15. For more
            information call 717-334-1124 x 8023 or visit www.nps.gov/gett

June 11     Exploring Eisenhower Programs – Join a Park Ranger for 30
            minute walks or talks offered daily at the Eisenhower National
            Historic Site.  Topics include Eisenhower’s military career,
            the Secret Service’s role in protecting the president,
            Eisenhower’s Presidency, and the Eisenhower’s’ life in
            Gettysburg.  Programs offered daily through August 15th.  For
            more information call 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise

June 18     Gettysburg Festival Brass Band Concert – Daytime events take
            place at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and
            Visitor Center.   Bands will also perform evening concerts at
            the Pennsylvania Memorial.  FREE. Call for a program schedule
            717-334-1124 x 3251

JULY 2011
July 1-3    148th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – A series of
            special National Park Service Ranger-conducted battle walks and
            “Real-Time” programs will follow the course of the battle over
            three days.  FREE.  For more information call 717-334-1124 x
            8023 or visit www.nps.gov/gett

July 1      An Evening with the Painting – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting
            including an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

July 1-3    A Sacred Trust: Gettysburg Perspectives – Sponsored by the
            Gettysburg Foundation, Sacred Trust brings together renowned
            authors, historians, National Park Service rangers, and others
            to share perspectives on the battle of Gettysburg with members
            of the public.  FREE.  For more information, call 717-338-1243
            or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

July 10-15        The Eisenhower Academy, A one-week institute for school
            teachers covering Eisenhower’s foreign and domestic policy,
            1950s popular culture and Eisenhower’s leadership. Graduate
            credit or Pennsylvania Professional Education Credit available.
            FEE. For more information call 717-338-9114 x 10 or visit
            www.nps.gov/eise

July 23 & 30      John Scott Adams Seminar Series – Sponsored by the
            Gettysburg Foundation. Call 717-334-3460 x 221 to register or
            visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

AUGUST 2011
August 6    An Evening with the Painting – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting
            including an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

August 14   Gettysburg Ranger Programs continue through late summer and
            fall – Request a schedule of FREE, guided walks and programs
            with Gettysburg Park Rangers from the Information Desk at the
            Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center on
            the day of your visit or call 717-334-1124 x 8023.

August 19 – 20    16th Annual Civil War Music Muster -  Civil War brass
            bands, fife and drum and parlor music are presented in concert.
            Scheduled to appear are the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers, the
            Susquehanna Travellers, the Victorian Dance Ensemble, the 46th
            PA Regimental Band, Libby Prison Minstrels and the Irish
            Volunteer Band.  All performances take place at the Gettysburg
            National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, followed by a
            concert at the Pennsylvania Memorial in the early evening.
            FREE. For more information call 717-334-1124 x 3251.

SEPTEMBER 2011
Sept. 17-18             World War II Weekend a living history encampment at
            the Eisenhower National Historic Site with Allied soldiers, a
            German camp, World War II jeeps and trucks, and USO Dance
            (off-site).  Programs are scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5
            p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and included in site
            admission.  Shuttle service and weather permitting on-site
            parking is available this weekend only.  For more information
            call 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise

Sept. 17 & 24     John Scott Adams Seminar Series –Sponsored by the
            Gettysburg Foundation. For more information call 717-334-3460 x
            221 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

OCTOBER 2011
Oct. 8      An Evening with the Painting – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting
            including an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Oct. 15 & 22      John Scott Adams Seminar Series – “Off the Beaten Path.”
            Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide.  Sponsored by the
            Gettysburg Foundation.  For more information call 717-334-3460
            x 221 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Oct 28-29   Gettysburg Foundation/Friends of Gettysburg Fall Muster.  To
            register or for more information call 717-334-3460 x 221 or
            visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

NOVEMBER 2011
November 18 An Evening with the Painting – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting,
            includes an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.  Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

November 19 148th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address an annual
            observation with memorial services held annually in the
            Soldiers’ National Cemetery. The program will begin with a
            wreath-laying at 10:15 a.m. and guest lectures at 10:30 a.m.
            The program is sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of
            Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Civil
            War Institute at Gettysburg College. For more information visit
            www.gettysburg.edu/civilwar/institute or call 717-337-6590.

November 19 Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies An annual event held in
            conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary.  A parade
            of Civil War living history groups begins at 1:00 p.m.
            Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, for
            information call 717-259-6156 or visit www.suvcw.org

November 19 9th Annual Remembrance Illumination, Soldiers’ National
            Cemetery.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Luminary
            candles will be placed on each Civil War grave as a testament
            to the sacrifices made here in 1863.  For information call
            717-338-1243 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

DECEMBER 2011
December 2  Holiday Wreaths Return to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at
            Gettysburg -  Five hundred holiday wreaths will be placed on
            graves in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg
            National Military Park as part of the Sgt. Mac Foundation’s
            ongoing effort to honor veterans.  For more information call
            717-337-1728 or visit www.sgtmac.org

December 3  An Evening with the Painting – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Learn
            about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting,
            includes an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama.
            Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.  Call 877-874-2478 for
            tickets or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

December 1-31     An Eisenhower Christmas.  The Eisenhower home at the
            Eisenhower National Historic Site is decorated in the
            traditions of the Eisenhowers.  Some original decorations and
            Christmas cards will be on display; included in site admission.
            For more information call 717-338-9114 or visit
            www.nps.gov/eise.

December 1-31     Holiday Celebrations of 1860 at the David Wills House.
            Visit the David Wills House and be treated to the sights and
            sounds of traditional 1860 holiday festivities.  The museum
            will feature traditional décor and volunteers will provide
            educational programming outlining how the Wills family
            celebrated the holiday season in 1860.  This program is
            included with general admission.  For more information call
            866-486-5735 or visit www.davidwillshouse.org

Dates and Events are Subject to Change.

For more Information Contact:

Gettysburg National Military Park events contact 717-334-1124 x 8023 or
visit www.nps.gov/gett
Eisenhower National Historic Site events contact 717-338-9114 or visit
www.nps.gov/eise
David Wills House contact 866-486-5735 or visit www.davidwillshouse.org
Gettysburg Foundation events contact 717-338-1243 x 2106 or visit
www.gettysburgfoundation.org
Gettysburg Convention and Visitor Bureau call 800-337-5015 or visit
www.gettysburg.travel, for community events, attractions and
accommodations.

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