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The Gettysburg Experience

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.

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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.

MarchMarch Wind

Saturday, March 29  5K Run.  Sponsored by The Immaculate Conception School,101 N. Peter Street, New Oxford.  Proceeds benefit the school.  Participants are encouraged to join in the run or be a sponsor.  Call 717-479-3167 for more information.

Saturday, March 29  11th Annual Civil War Preservation Ball.  At the Rotunda, Pennsylvania Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA.  From 7-10 p.m.  Featuring music provided by The Philadelphia Brigade Band.  Proceeds benefit battlefield preservation, including Gettysburg.  Contact the website: civilwardance.org for ticket information.

Saturday, March 29  Music, Gettysburg!  At the Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 20 Seminary Ridge Road.  Featuring the Ensemble Companio.  Free to the public.  Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Call 717-338-3000 for more information.



AprilEaster

Tuesday, April 1  Birdhouse Workshop.  At Strawberry Hill Nature Center, 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield.  From 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Fee charged.  Call 717-642-5840 for details.

Friday, April 4  First Friday.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants.  Featuring book signings, musical entertainment, special sales and later business hours (until 8 p.m.)  Held the first Friday of the month.  Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Friday, April 4  Lenten Fish Fry.  At the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center, 465 Table Rock Road.  From 5-7 p.m.  Held also on April 11.  Call 717-334-4048 for more information.

Friday, April 4  Artist Reception.  At the Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg Street, 4-6 p.m.  Proceeds benefit the Land Conservancy of Adams County.  For more information, contact the website: LCACnet.org.

Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6  Gettysburg Annual Spring Muster.  Most events will be held at The Wyndham, Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle.  Includes tours, lectures, concert and evening banquet.  Sponsored by The Friends of Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Foundation.  Registration required.  Proceeds benefit battlefield preservation.  Call 877-874-2478 for more information.

Saturday, April 5  Civil War Park Day.  At Gettysburg National Military Park.  Join volunteers at the park to clear brush on the slopes of Little Round Top.  Advance registration required.  Call 717-334-1124, ext. 3351 for more information.

Saturday, April 5  Gettysburg Farmers’ Market.  Held every Saturday in April on Lincoln Square.  From 7 a.m. until noon.  Local vendors provide home grown foods, crafts, baked goods and antiques.  Call 717-334-6274 for more information.

Saturday, April 5  Living History Encampments Begin.  At Gettysburg National Military Park.  Look for Union and Confederate encampments at the Pennsylvania Memorial and Pitzer Woods, beginning on Saturday and continuing through October.  Free to the public.  A listing of regiments and times will be posted at the Visitor Center at 1195 Baltimore Pike.  Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for more information.

Sunday, April 6  “You & Me” Scrapbook Page Class.  At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street.  Session begins at 2 p.m.  Participants will create an archive quality scrapbook page.  $15 cost includes supplies.  Seating is limited, reservations required.  Call 717-334-0572 for reservation information.

Sunday, April 6  13th Annual Taste of the Town.  At The Eisenhower Inn, 2634 Emmitsburg Road, 2-5 p.m.  Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Chamber of Commerce.  Call  717-334-8151 for details.

Wednesday, April 9  Sid the Science Kid Live.  At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.  Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13  Spring Open House.  At Quilt Patch Village of Shoppes, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown.  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Refreshments and door prizes, new items introduced.  Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Saturday, April 12  Home Wine Making Class.  At Adams County Winery, 251 Peachtree Road, Orrtanna.  From 1-3 p.m.  Call 717-334-4631 for details.

Saturday, April 12  Author Presentation and Book Signing.  At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street.  Featuring author Dr. Robert R. Garnett, author of the book Charles Dickens in Love.  Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.  Free to the public. Signing copies of book follows lecture.  Limited seating.  Please call to reserve a place by calling 717-334-0572.

Sunday, April 13  Music, Gettysburg!  At The Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, Seminary Ridge Road.  Featuring the award winning high school ensemble from Doylestown.  Performance begins at 4 p.m.  Free to the public.  Call 717-338-3000 for details.

Tuesday, April 15  Historic Gettysburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting.  At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street.  Meeting and lectures are free to the public.  Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.  Featured speaker is Scott Hancock, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Gettysburg College, on How African Communities Along the Mason Dixon Line Helped to Cause the Civil War.  Call 717-334-8312 for details.

Saturday, April 19  Greeting Card Workshop.  At Pages of the Past, 13 Baltimore Street, 10 a.m.  Reservations required as seating is limited.  Fee charged includes supplies.  Call 717-334-0572 for more information.

EasterSunday, April 20  Easter.

Wednesday, April 23  World Book Night.  At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street.  In this reaching out event, bring books you have read and wish to share with others in the community to the designated drop-off point at Pages of the Past.  Call 717-334-0572 for more information.

Thursday, April 24-Sunday, April 27  Nittany Greyhounds Return to Gettysburg. An annual event, to be held at the Allstar Events Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road.  Featuring a Farmer’s Market, photo studio, tours, and pet vendors of various Gettysburg businesses.  Proceeds benefit Nittany Greyhounds, a non-profit organization that aids and honors the retired greyhound.  Call 814-933-6981 for more information.

Friday, April 25-Sunday, April 27  Gone to the Dogs Ghost Tour.  Featuring special four-legged ghost stories, and all dogs are free with paying adult.  At Ghostly Images Tours, 778 Baltimore Street.  Call 717-334-6296 for reservation information.

Saturday, April 26  National Junior Ranger Day.  At Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike.  Children ages 7-12 can participate in special activities.  Free to the public.  Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for more information.

Saturday, April 26  24th Annual Adams County SPCA Loyalty Dog Walk.  At the Gettysburg Middle School, Lefever Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Featuring contests, vendors, food, and a walk over the battlefield.  Proceeds benefit the SPCA.  Call 717-334-8876 for more information.

Saturday, April 26  Special Tea Time.  At The Tillie Pierce House, located on the corner of Baltimore and Breckinridge Streets, 1 p.m.  Call 717-338-0000f or reservation information.

Saturday, April 26  An Evening with the Painting.  An up-close, more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting.  Includes lecture and tour.  At the Ford Center,  Gettysburg National Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike.  Event begins at 6 p.m.  Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation.  Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, April 26  Spring Fling Dance.  Presented by the Thurmont Dance Club.  At the American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont, MD.  From 7:30-10:30 p.m.  Call 717-624-8988 for more information.

Sunday, April 27  Gettysburg North-South Spring Marathon.  At the Straban Township Rec Park on Smith Road.  Registration begins at 9 a.m.  Call 866-329-9382 for details.

Sunday, April 27  17th Annual Art Auction.  Presented by The Land Conservancy of Adams County.  At The Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg Street.  Doors open at noon, auction begins at 1 p.m.  Proceeds benefit land conservation in Adams County. 
Call 717-337-3739 for more information.

Sunday, April 27  Music, Gettysburg!  Featuring the Gettysburg Children’s Choir.  At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, Seminary Ridge Road.  Performance begins at 4 p.m.  Free to the public.  Call 717-338-3000 for details.

Sunday, April 27  Ballroom  Dancing.  At the Gettysburg American Legion, 538 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 more information.

MayMay

Friday, May 2-Saturday, May 3  East Berlin Annual Antique Show.  At the Community Center, 405 North Avenue, East Berlin.  From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.  Sponsored by the East Berlin Preservation Society.  Call 717-308-2158 for more information.

Saturday, May 3  Herb Wreath Workshop.  At Adams County Winery, 251 Peachtree Road, Orrtanna.  1-3 p.m.  Call 717-334-4631 for details.

Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4  Walking Fields of Glory:  Gettysburg Heritage Hike.  Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation.  Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Larry Korczyk on this vigorous 15-mile two day hike to see the field of battle the way the men in blue and gray did.  Tour begins at Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center, at 1195 Baltimore Pike.  Pre-registration required by April 18.  Call 717-339-2148 or register online at friendsofgettysburg.org.

Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4  59th Annual Apple Blossom Festival.  At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, Rt. 234, Arendtsville, Pennsylvania.  From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free parking.  For more information, contact the website:  appleblossomfestival.info.

Saturday, May 10  Annual Mother’s Day Spring Plant Sale.  At The Outlet Shoppes, located at the intersection of Rts. 15 and 97, Gettysburg.  From 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Proceeds benefit the Gettysburg Garden Club.  Call 800-868-7553 for more information.

Saturday, May 10  Meet Artist P. Buckley Moss.  At King James Gallery, 15 Baltimore Street.  From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Ms. Moss will unveil her third painting in the Gettysburg series.  Call toll free 855-855-1863 for more information.

Mother's DaySunday, May 11 Mothers’ Day.

Sunday, May 11  Judy Collins in Concert.  At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  Matinee performance begins at 3 p.m.  Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, May 16  Immaculate Conception School Golf Tournament.   At The Bridges Golf Course, 6729 York Road, Abbottstown.  Tournament begins at 1 p.m.  Call 717-624-2061 for participation or sponsorship.  Proceeds benefit the Immaculate Conception School of New Oxford.

Saturday, May 17  46th Annual Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show.  Held in historic Lincoln Square.  Over 75 dealers from 5 states will offer their wares in Gettysburg.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association.  Call 717-359-0776 for more information.

Saturday, May 17-Sunday, May 18  Gettysburg College Graduation Commencement.

Memorial DayMonday, May 26  Memorial Day.

JuneJune

Wednesday, June 11-Sunday, June 15  The Gettysburg Festival.  An annual celebration of the arts, culinary, culture, and history.  For more information contact the website at: GettysburgFestival.org.

Thursday, June 12-Saturday, June 14  History Meets the Arts.  An annual arts festival featuring many nationally acclaimed artists and sculptors visiting Gettysburg.  Call 717-334-7950 for more information.  Held in conjunction with The Gettysburg Festival.

Saturday, June 28-Sunday, June 29  41st Annual Civil War Collector’s Show.  At Allstar Events Complex, 2634 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg.  Over 300 tables of authentic and quality artifacts.  Call 717-334-2350 for more information.

Friday, July 4-Sunday, July 6, 2014.  151st Anniversary Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment.  At 965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg.  Contact the website at: GettysburgReenactment.com 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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