Trail Closure, May 14-17, 2013
The walking trail from Sykes Avenue to the 20th Maine Monument and old Chamberlain Avenue is temporarily closed for repairs and paving. We anticipate it will reopen on Saturday, May 18.
Towers Closed For Inspection
Observation towers in the park will be temporarily closed for inspections on Thursday, May 16. The closures are: Oak Ridge Tower 8 AM-10 AM; Longstreet Tower 10 AM-12 PM; Culp's Hill Tower 12 PM-2 PM
Gettysburg National Military Park and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College are proud to present the 2013 Gettysburg Sesquicentennial Seminar, "The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th" with contributing partners the Gettysburg Foundation and the Society for Civil War Historians. Through a wide variety of presentations, panels, working groups, and field experiences, attendees will explore new ways to make the Civil War past engaging, accessible, and usable to public audiences beyond the 150th anniversary commemorations. The conference will feature over 125 speakers, including James McPherson, Dwight Pitcaithley, Cathy Stanton, Ed Linenthal, Stephen Berry, Tiya Miles, John Hennessy, and Scott Hartwig. Scholars, public historians, museum professionals, educators, graduate students, and members of the general public are equally encouraged to participate. Registration is required. To register and find out more about this special seminar, go to the Civil War Insitute at Gettysburg College web site at www.gettysburg.edu/cwi.More »