Gettysburg National Military Park Receives Excellence in Interpretation Award

 In early December, Barb Sanders and Scott Hartwig at
Gettysburg National Military Park received an Excellence in Interpretation
Award from the National Park Service Northeast Region.  The award
recognized their role in the development of the film, “Big Deal at
Gettysburg: The Value of Historical Places,” a multimedia product aimed at
providing an understanding of the value of historic places [...]

U.S. Colored Troops Represented in Commemorative Ceremony

The 1865 Grand Review of United States Colored Troops was commemorated recently in Harrisburg, Pa., where more than 100 re-enactors participated in a re-enactment ceremony. The 13th U.S. Colored Troops of Murfreesboro and the 44th U.S. Colored Troops of Chattanooga comprised a group of 25 Tennesseans who represented the Volunteer State in grand military style. 
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Re-enactors offer history, gingerbread artists bring panache

Thompson’s Independent Battery C of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Light Artillery had an encampment at the square in downtown Bellefonte for the Victorian Christmas Celebration. Capt. Gary V. Hoover and First Lt. Eric Stahley were on hand when I stopped to see their display and were happy to teach me more about their unit.
Battery C is [...]

Civil War anniversary spending likely to spill into York

York County is likely to see some tourism money as Gettysburg overflows during a five-year celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the Civil War battle fought there.
Gettysburg is kicking off its celebration on April 30, and will host numerous events featuring re-enactors and living history programs through the next five years.
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Train station to stay open

The 151-year-old Gettysburg train station where President Abraham Lincoln arrived to dedicate the national cemetery will not be closing to visitors, borough officials say.
Concerns were raised last month after it was announced the funding source that kept the station open for the last three years will run out after Dec. 23.
But the Gettysburg Convention & [...]

Adams, Franklin counties to coordinate Civil War anniversary events

A multi-county Civil War event set for April will help local people know more about their history and Chambersburg’s sacrifices during the War Between the States, according to the event’s organizers.
Franklin and Adams counties are working together to launch a five-year commemoration of Civil War 150, according to Janet Pollard, director of the Franklin County [...]

$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.


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, [...]

Mason Dixon questions Nemacolin’s eligibility

In final documents filed this week with the state’s Gaming Control Board, developers proposing a $75 million casino resort near Gettysburg argued their top competitor is “ineligible” for the gaming license that it covets.
The proposed Nemacolin Resort Casino in western Pennsylvania falls short of meeting the 275-room requirement, according to a report by Mason Dixon [...]

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.