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The Gettysburg Experience magazine, a publication exploring the Gettysburg of yesterday and today. We offer an array of interesting articles – most of which have a direct relation to historic Gettysburg from the Colonial era through the turn of the 21st century, often with an emphasis on the famous battle that occurred in the summer of 1863.

The Gettysburg Experience also offers a comprehensive Events Calendar (for those who want to know what special happenings to attend when they visit – any time of the year), delicious recipes, Gettysburg trivia, profiles of people and area businesses.

Having served the Gettysburg area since 1997, The Gettysburg Experience now extends our magazine to a wider circulation of readers, offering a glimpse into one of America’s most fascinating towns.

Events are subject to change without notice. Please call numbers or visit websites listed with the event you wish to attend in case of changes or cancellations.

NovemberThanksgiving

Saturday, November 1 John Scott Adams Seminar Series: “The Other Maine Units at Gettysburg”. At Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registration required. Call 717-339-2148 for registration information.

Saturday, November 1 Paula Poundstone. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Sunday, November 2 Daylight Savings Time Ends. Be sure to set clocks back one hour.

Tuesday, November 4-Saturday, November 8 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Show. Presented by Ten Thousand Villages. At the Fairfield Mennonite Church, 201 West Main Street. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Saturday, which ends at 5 p.m.
Call 717-796-1474 for details.

Friday, November 7 Adams County 4-H Benefit Auction. At the Ag Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call 717-334-6271 for details.

Friday, November 7 First Friday. A special monthly event, including live music, artist receptions, book signings, special sales, and later business hours (until 8 p.m.) Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Friday, November 7-Sunday, November 9 Holiday Open House. At Quilt Patch Village of Shoppes, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Saturday, November 8 Share the Love Gift Fair & Holiday Bazaar.
At St. Francis Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 717-334-0333 for details.

Saturday, November 8 Author Book Signing. Featuring author M. David Detweiler. At the Gettysburg National Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 717-334-2288 for details.

Saturday, November 8 Civil War Era Dancing. At the Village Hall, 108 West Main Street, Fairfield. From 7:30-10:30pp.m. Informal period dress or modern dress acceptable. $10 per person for dance and instruction. Call 717-337-0748 for details.

Veteran's DayTuesday, November 11 Veterans’ Day.

Wednesday, November 12 Adams County Historical Society Annual Dinner and Silent Auction. At the Eisenhower Inn & Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. Event begins at 6 p.m. Call 717-334-4723, ext. 201 for details.

Friday, November 14 An Evening With The Painting.
A closer, more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. At the Ford Center, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, 5 p.m.
Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Friday, November 14 A Night to Remember Book Signing Event. At Battlefields & Beyond Bookstore, 777 Baltimore Street (Old Gettysburg Village), from 6-8 p.m. Featuring authors Carol Reardon, John Michael Priest, and Bruce Mowday.
Call 717-334-4852 for details.

Friday, November 14 The Better Angels. A film documenting the life of Abraham Lincoln. At the Kinsley Theater, Gettysburg National Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Film begins at 7 p.m. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation.
Call 877-874-2478 for free ticket information.

Friday, November 14 National Gettysburg Remembrance Day Ball. At the Grand Ballroom, Eisenhower Inn & Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. From 9 p.m. to midnight. Call 712-310-9383 for ticket information.

Friday, November 14-Saturday, November 15 Meet Artist Dean Morrissey. At Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street, 6-9 p.m. on Friday, and 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Saturday. Mr. Morrissey is the celebrated artist of many historic holiday paintings.
Call 717-334-7950 for more information.

Friday, November 14-Saturday, November 15 Meet Author Jeff Shaara. At Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street. From 7-9 p.m. Call 717-334-7950 for details.

Friday, November 14-Saturday, November 15 The President’s 12th Annual Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball. At The Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 717-420-5145 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 15 Remembrance Day. An annual event held in conjunction with the commemoration of Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Address. A parade of Civil War troops will take place at 1 p.m. along Baltimore Street and Steinwehr Avenue, culminating on Cemetery Ridge. Free to the public. Call 717-259-6156 for more information.

Saturday, November 15 Annual Twisted Turkey Trail Run. At Strawberry Hill Nature Center, 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 717-642-5840 for details.

Saturday, November 15 Book Signing Event. At The Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many bestselling authors including John Michael Priest, Bruce Mowday, and Ed Longacre are scheduled to appear. Artist Andrew Chernak will also appear.Call 717-334-6245 for more information.

Saturday, November 15 Meet the Civil War Santa. At Gettysburg Frame Shop, 17 Chambersburg Street, 9-5. Call 717-337-2796 for details.

Saturday, November 15 “Not For Himself But For His Country” – A Tribute to General W.S. Hancock. At the Hancock Equestrian Statue, East Cemetery Hill. Program begins at 11 a.m. Free to the public. Call 610-630-0912 for details.

Saturday, November 15 Harold Holzer Lecture and Book Signing Event. At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, 3-5 p.m. Call 877-874-2478 for more information.

Saturday, November 15 Pirate School. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street,
3 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 15 Dedication of New Gettysburg Address Monument. At The Wyndham Hotel, Gateway Gettysburg, located at the junction of Route 30 and Highway 15. Event begins at 5 p.m. Reception follows at the Wyndham. Call 717-352-9403 for details.

Saturday, November 15 12th Annual Illumination. At The Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. From 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free to the public. Names of the Gettysburg fallen will be read throughout the evening. Call 717-339-2148 for details.

Saturday, November 15 Rosa’s Demise. Presented by Ghostly Images of Gettysburg. Tour begins at 777 Baltimore Street, 7 and 9 p.m. Call 717-334-1156 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 15 Annual Remembrance Day Ball. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Refectory, 148 Seminary Ridge Road, 8-11 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Land Conservancy of Adams County. Call 717-337-0748 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 15-Sunday, November 16 Holiday Open House. At Rebel’s Roost Antiques, 2885 York Road. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 717-479-5524 for details.

Saturday, November 15-Sunday, November 16 Meet Artist John Paul Strain. At King James Galleries, 15 Baltimore Street. Call 855-855-1863 for details. Mr. Strain will also appear at Gettysburg Frame Shop, 17 Chambersburg Street. Call 717-337-2796 for details.

Saturday, November 15-Sunday, November 16 Holiday Home Classes. At Adams County Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna. Featuring wine making on Friday and holiday paper crafting on Saturday. From 1-3 p.m. Call 717-334-4631 for reservation information.

Sunday, November 16 Civil War Era Church Service. At The Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. Service begins at 10 a.m. Call 717-334-6245 for details.

Tuesday, November 18 An Evening at The David Wills House. At The Wills House Museum, 8 Lincoln Square, 6-8 p.m. Visit the house where Lincoln stayed before his immortal Gettysburg Address, 151 years to the day. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Free to the public. Call 717-339-2148 for details.

Wednesday, November 19 Dedication Day. An annual ceremony honoring the 151st anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery and The Gettysburg Address. At the Soldiers National Cemetery, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. Keynote speaker is author and historian Kent Masterson Brown. Call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023 for details.

Wednesday, November 19 Graveside Salute to the USCT. An annual remembrance in memory of the many US Colored Troops who fought in the Civil War. At the Soldiers National Cemetery, immediately following the Dedication Day ceremonies. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.

Wednesday, November 19 “Lincoln’s Words at Gettysburg”.
Lecture by D. Scott Hartwig, retired Supervisory Historian at Gettysburg National Military Park. At the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street, 4 p.m. Free to the public.
Call 717-334-1235 for details.

Friday, November 21-Saturday, November 22 Soldiers National Museum Auction. At the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, 516 Baltimore Street. Call 717-630-9349 for more information.

Friday, November 21-Saturday, November 22 Meet Artist Mort Künstler. At King James Gallery, 15 Baltimore Street. Call 717-398-2034 for details.

Saturday, November 22 Holiday Food and Wine Pairing Class. At Adams County Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna. From 5-7 p.m. Call 717-334-4631 for reservation information.

Saturday, November 22 “Georgia Your Sister is Dead” – The Story of Jennie Wade. Presented by Ghostly Images of Gettysburg. Tour begins at 548 Baltimore Street, at 7 and 9 p.m. Call 717-334-1156 for reservation information.

Saturday, November 22-Sunday, November 23 8th Annual Foothills Artists Studio Tour. Visit various artists in their studios in the Fairfield Valley. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contac Foothillsartists.net for more information.

Saturday, November 22-Sunday, November 23 Christmas Open House. At Yesteryear Antiques, 441 Pine Street, Hanover. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Call 717-637-1612 for details.

Sunday, November 23 Ballroom Dancing. At The Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street, 7-9 p.m. Featuring live, Big Band era music by The Gettysburg Big Band. Food available. Call 717-642-8110 for details.

Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 27 Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 27 Christmas at the Shriver House. At The Shriver House, 309 Baltimore Street. Held also on Saturdays through December 20. From 5-9 p.m.
Call 717-337-2800 for ticket information.

Friday, November 28-Saturday, November 29

Meet Celebrated Artists. At Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street. From 6-8 on Friday and noon to five on Saturday. Featuring wildlife sculptor Wayne Hyde and canine portrait artist John Weiss. Call 717-334-7950 for details.

Saturday, November 29 Gettysburg Welcomes the Holidays. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. A holiday kick-off event held in Lincoln Square. Includes music, caroling, and the official lighting of the Christmas tree. From 6-8 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-359-0776 for more information.

DecemberThanksgiving

Monday, December 1-Wednesday, December 31 An Eisenhower Christmas. An annual holiday event at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg. Featuring special holiday tours of Ike’s and Mamie’s home decked in 1950s Christmas style. Closed Christmas Day. The historic site is accessed through the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, at regular intervals. Call 717-338-9114 for details.

Friday, December 5 Holiday Wreath Laying at the Soldiers National Cemetery. Sponsored by The Sergeant Mac Foundation. Hundreds of holiday wreaths will be laid by volunteers on the graves of the slain at Gettysburg’s Soldiers National Cemetery. Wreaths can be purchased at the Gettysburg Giant Food Store, located at the junction of Route 30 and Natural Springs Road. Volunteers and donations are appreciated in this effort.
Contact sgtmac.org for details.

Friday, December 5 Candlelight Holiday Tour of Shops. At various Littlestown gift shops, including Quilt Patch, Koony’s Barn and more. From 5-11 p.m. Includes refreshments. Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Friday, December 5-Saturday, December 6 Holiday Open House. At The Round Barn Farm Market, located ½ mile from the Route 30/Cashtown Road interchange, Biglerville. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring holiday music, refreshments and special sales.
Call 717-677-8842 for details.

Friday, December 5-Saturday, December 6 5th Annual Gingerbread Celebration. At the Gettysburg Campus, HACC, 731 Old Harrisburg Road. For more information contact the website at gettysburgfestival.org.

Saturday, December 6 Christmas Greens and Gourmet Gift Sale. Presented by the Gettysburg Garden Club. At the Gettysburg Fire Hall, 35 North Stratton Street, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds used to beautify Lincoln Square and provide scholarships for students majoring in horticulture. Call 717-334-7688 for more information.

Saturday, December 6 Gettysburg Holiday Parade. An annual event, beginning at 7 p.m. through Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square. Free to the public. Call 717-334-8151 for more information.

Saturday, December 6-Sunday, December 7 Holiday Open House. At Boyer Nursery, 405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville. From 9-5 Saturday, 12-5 Sunday. Call 717-677-8558 for more information.

Thursday, December 11-Sunday, December 14 A Christmas Carol. The timeless Dickens tale will be performed at The Capitol Theater, 159 South Main Street, Chambersburg. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse. Matinees and evenings.
Held also December 18-21. Call 888-805-7056 for ticket information.

Friday, December 12 19th Annual Gettysburg Tuba Fest. At 7 p.m. on Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square. Free to the public. Call 717-334-8151 for more information.

Sunday, December 14 Historic East Berlin Christmas House Tour. Presented by The East Berlin Historical Preservation Society. From noon to 5 p.m. Begins at Red Men's Hall, 332 West King Street, East Berlin. Call 717-259-0822 for advance ticket information.

Thursday, December 18-Sunday, December 21 A Christmas Carol. The timeless Dickens tale will be performed at The Capitol Theater, 159 South Main Street, Chambersburg. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse. Matinees and evenings. Call 888-805-7056 for ticket information.


If you have an item for our Calendar of Events, send it to us (be sure to include place, time of event and a phone number for information):

The Gettysburg Experience
P.O. Box 4271
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Or email us at loski@TheGettysburgExperience.com

For special events only. Information must reach us by the 10th of the month which precedes the month of your event. Complete info MUST be sent to us-do NOT simply refer us to a Facebook page or website-for your event to be published in our calendar.

 

 

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