Winter Lecture Series 2014
Contact: Katie Lawhon, (717) 334-1124
National Park Rangers from Gettysburg will continue their popular, free winter lecture series throughout January, February and March of 2014 beginning January 4. This year's series is a special look at the Civil War in 1864. Programs will explore Sherman's Army and the March to the Sea; Admiral Farragut at Mobile Bay; the Battle of the Crater; the prisoner of war experience; Kennesaw Mountain; the Battle of the Wilderness, 1864; and much more.
The lectures are sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and take place on Saturdays and Sundays beginningJanuary 4 through March 9. They are held at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center in one of the film theaters through February 23 and in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center, March 1-9. Programs begin at 1:30 p.m.and last approximately one hour.
For a list of the programs and presenters go to: http://www.nps.gov/gett/
Gettysburg National Military Park preserves and protects the resources associated with the Battle of Gettysburg and the Soldiers' National Cemetery and provides an understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of American history. More information is available at www.nps.gov/gett.
Did You Know?
Major General George Gordon Meade was appointed to command the Union "Army of the Potomac" just three days before the battle of Gettysburg. He was honored in 1896 with an equestrian statue at Gettysburg National Military Park.