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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.

SeptemberBack to School

Labor DayMonday, September 1 Labor Day.

Monday, September 1 Meet Author John Michael Priest. At The Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. From 10 a.m. to noon, and 1-3 p.m. Call 717-334-6245 for details.

Friday, September 5 First Friday. Book signings, artist receptions, musical entertainment, 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, tours, and restaurants.

Friday, September 5-Saturday, September 6 Tour of the Union First Corps:
“In the Footsteps of General George Meade from Maryland to Gettysburg.”
At Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Pre-registration required. Call 717-339-2148 for details.

Saturday, September 6 Voices of the Confederacy Living History Event. At Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters, 401 Buford Avenue (Rt. 30), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-3141 for details.

Saturday, September 6 Battle of Gettysburg Special Tour. Conducted by Licensed Battlefield Guide Steve Slaughter. “Caldwell’s Division in the Wheatfield.” Tour is 3 hours long and begins at 10 a.m. Call 717-887-4174 for details.

Saturday, September 6 Hauser After Hours. At Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, 6-9 p.m. Held every Saturday in September. Call 717-334-4888 for details.

Saturday, September 6 Courtyard Chats. At The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street. Free to the public – encounter living history programs connected to the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War. Presentations begin at 7 p.m. Held every Saturday in September. Call 717-339-2157 for details.

Saturday, September 6-Sunday, September 7 Living History Encampment. Featuring the 42nd Mississippi Regiment. At The Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special children’s program at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-6245 for details.

Saturday, September 6-Sunday, September 7 10th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. Presented by the Gettysburg Area Chamber of Commerce. At Gateway Gettysburg, located at the junction of Routes 15 and 30, noon to 6 p.m.
Call 717-334-8151 for ticket information.

Sunday, September 7 Grandparents’ Day. At The Land of Little Horses Farm Park, 125 Glenwood Avenue. Noon to 5 p.m. Special events and gift for all grandparents.
Call 717-334-7259 for details.

Sunday, September 7 Fall Book Page Banner Class. At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street. 2 p.m. Call 717-334-0572 for details and reservation information.

Thursday, September 11-Saturday, September 13 Biglerville Fall Festival. At the Biglerville Hose & Truck Company, 111 South Main Street, Biglerville. Call 717-677-7532 for more information.

Friday, September 12-Sunday, September 14 2014 Gettysburg Seminar: “The Unfinished Work.” Seminar begins at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Must pre-register. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 3251 for registration information.

Saturday, September 13 5th Annual Day of Caring. Sponsored by The United Way of Adams County. A day of service in the community. Call 717-334-5809 for details.

Saturday, September 13 40th Annual Colonial Day. An old-fashioned fair, celebrating Colonial times, set up along West King Street in East Berlin, Pennsylvania (located northeast of Gettysburg on Rt. 234). From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring artisan demonstrations, crafts, antiques, food, and entertainment. Free admission, held rain or shine. No pets please. Call 717-259-7049 for details.

Saturday, September 13 Victorian High Tea. At the Lincoln Train Station, 35 Carlisle Street, noon to 2 p.m. Presented by Gettysburg National Military Park and The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for reservation information.

Saturday, September 13 Paranormal Investigation. At The Farnsworth House, 401 Baltimore Street. Call 717-334-8838 for details.

Saturday, September 13-Sunday, September 14 Living History Encampment. Featuring the 4th North Carolina Volunteers. At The Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-6245 for details.

Sunday, September 14 Music, Gettysburg! Featuring the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. At the Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge Road, 4 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for details.

Sunday, September 14-Thursday, September 18 Volunteer Service Vacation: Battlefield Preservation. Spend a week with the Friends of Gettysburg, offering service for preserving and cleaning the historic battlefield. Reservation fee includes accommodations, supplies, and most meals. Must pre-register. Call 717-339-2148 for more information.

Tuesday, September 16 Historic Gettysburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Featured speaker is Tim Smith, who will discuss the French and Indian War events along what is now Rt. 30.
Call 717-334-8312 for details.

Thursday, September 18 Book Signing and Presentation. At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street. Featuring John Michael Priest, author of Stand To It and Give Them Hell: Gettysburg as the Soldiers Experienced It From Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public, reservations suggested. Call 717-334-0572 for reservation information.

Friday, September 19 USO Show and Dance. At The Old Gymnasium, New Oxford Borough Building, 124 North Peters Street, New Oxford. Presented by The New Oxford Historical Society. From 7-10 p.m. Call 717-624-6240 for ticket information.

Friday, September 19 Imagine! A Birthday Cabaret. At The Gettysburg Community Theatre, 49 York Street. Celebration begins at 7 p.m. Call 717-334-2692 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 20 John Scott Adams Seminar: “Forward the Colors” – The Flag and Flag Bearers at Gettysburg. At Gettysburg National Military Park. Repeat program on September 27. Please pre-register by September 5. Call 717-339-2148 or visit gettysburgfoundation.org for registration information.

Saturday, September 20 Greeting Card Workshop. At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street, 10 a.m. Reservations required. Small fee for materials. Call 717-334-0572 for details.

Saturday, September 20 Fall Frolic. At Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring special tours, live musical entertainment, and a pig roast. Call 717-334-4888 for details.

Saturday, September 20 Harvest Festival. At Adams County Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna. Call 717-334-4631 for details.

Saturday, September 20-Sunday, September 21 World War II Weekend. An annual living history event at The Eisenhower National Historic Site. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buses depart from the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, at regular intervals. Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Sunday, September 21 Longaberger and Designer Handbag Fund Raising Event. At the Heidlersburg Fire Hall, 2720 Heidlersburg Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Adams County SPCA. Call 717-334-8876 for details.

Sunday, September 21 23rd Annual Adams County Heritage Festival. At the Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane. From noon to 5 p.m. Celebrating Adams County’s ethnic heritage with music, exhibits, crafts, and food. Free admission and parking. Call 717-334-0752 for more information.

Thursday, September 25 Gettysburg Civil War Round Table. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Featured speaker is Eric Buckland, who will speak about Mosby’s Rangers. Free to the public. Contact the website: cwrtgettysburg.org for more information.

Friday, September 26 Fall Fiesta. At the Adams County Arts Council, 255 South Howard Avenue, 5-8 p.m. Call 717-334-5006 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 27 Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Held rain or shine in downtown Gettysburg, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 125 vendors and a wide variety of antique and collectibles. Call 717-253-5750 for more information.

Saturday, September 27 An Evening With The Painting. An up-close, more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting, one of the few cycloramas left in existence. At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, 6 p.m. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 27 Music, Gettysburg! Featuring folk singers Kim and Reggie Harris. At the Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge Road. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2971 for more information.

Saturday, September 27 Songs & Stories of a Civil War Hospital. At Christ Lutheran Church 30 Chambersburg Street. Free to the public Program begins at 8 p.m. Call 717-334-5212 for more information.

Saturday, September 27-Sunday, September 28 Fairfield Pippinfest. An old-fashioned street fair. Held in downtown Fairfield, Pennsylvania (located 8 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 116). Featuring exhibits, crafts, music, food, and a community yard sale. From 8-3 Saturday and 9-4 Sunday. Call 717-642-5640 for more information.

Saturday, September 28 Meet Artist P. Buckley Moss. At King James Galleries, 15 Baltimore Street, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artist will unveil a latest release of her Gettysburg paintings, entitled, Autumn at Penn Hall. Call 855-855-1863 for details.

Sunday, September 28 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. Call 717-642-8110 for more information.

OctoberHalloween

Saturday, October 4-Sunday, October 5 50th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, on Rt. 234 in Arendstville, Pennsylvania. An old-fashioned country fair celebrating the Adams County apple. Crafts, food, and entertainment. Free parking. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Held also on October 11-12. Call 717-677-9413 for more information.

Sunday, October 18 Annual Road Rally: The Churches of Adams County. Presented by the Land Conservancy of Adams County. Includes cemeteries and histories of congregations of various historic churches. Contact the website: LCAC.org for more information.





NovemberThanksgiving

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.

Friday, November 7 Adams County 4-H Benefit Auction. At the Ag Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, 6 p.m. Call 717-334-6271 for more information.

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 more information.

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. Parade is sponsored by the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. Call 717-259-6156 for more information.

Wednesday, November 19 Dedication Day. An annual ceremony honoring the 151st anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery and The Gettysburg Address. The living history reenactment ceremony of the event will be held in the Soldiers National Cemetery, beginning at 10 a.m. Free to the public. Featured keynote speaker TBA. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. Call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023
for details.

Wednesday, November 19 Graveside Salute to US Colored Troops. At the Soldiers National Cemetery. Immediately following the Gettysburg Address ceremony. Contact the website: gettysburghistories.com for more information.

DecemberThanksgiving

Monday, December 1-Wednesday, December 31 An Eisenhower Christmas. Visit Ike's and Mamie's home, decorated in 1950s holiday style. Call 717-338-9114 for details.


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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