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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.December

JanuaryJanuary

fireworksThursday, January 1 New Year’s Day.

Friday, January 2 Artist Exhibit. At Adams County Winery, 25 Chambersburg Street, 4-8 p.m. Call 717-334-4631 for details.

Friday, January 2 First Friday. Featuring artist receptions, book signings, live music, 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 shops, galleries, museums, and restaurants.

Saturday, January 3-Sunday, January 4 Mid-Winter Lecture Series. A free lecture will be held every Saturday and Sunday through March at Gettysburg National Military Park & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.

Tuesday, January 6 Musical Concert Event. At Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center Lobby. Featuring the Tennessee State University Choir. Free to the public. 8:30 a.m. Call 717-338-1243 for more information.

Tuesday, January 6 Owl Prowl. At Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield. Owl watching with interesting information on these nocturnal birds begins at 7 p.m. Pre-registration suggested. Call 717-642-5840 for details.

Sunday, January 11 Winter Fitness Hike. At the Ramble Trail, Caledonia State Park (Route 30 West). The trail passes through one of the oldest white pine forests in Pennsylvania. Hike begins at 2 p.m. Call 717-642-5840 for details.

Saturday, January 17 Lady Reenactor Dressmaking Seminar. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave. Call 717-338-1776 for more information.

Saturday, January 17 Project Gettysburg/Leon Night Auction. At the Bream/Wright/Hauser Athletic Complex, Gettysburg College, 5-8 p.m. Call 717-337-6490 for donations or ticket information.

Sunday, January 18 Bridal Show Spectacular. At the Inn at Herr Ridge, 900 Chambersburg Pike. 1-3 p.m. Call 717-334-4332 for ticket information.

Monday, January 19 Martin Luther King Birthday Observed.

Monday, January 19 Community Appreciation Day. Presented by Gettysburg National Military Park and The Gettysburg Foundation. Includes free admission to the Cyclorama Painting, film, museum admittance at the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike; and the David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square for Adams County residents. Residents must be prepared to show proper identification for free admittance. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held also on Presidents’ Day, February 16. Call 877-874-2478 for details.

Monday, January 19 A Day On. A day of community service, presented by The United Way of Adams County. For those who wish to participate, call 717-334-5809 for details.

Friday, January 23 Organist Cameron Carpenter. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 7:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, January 23 Music, Gettysburg! A celebration of the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. At the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge Road, 7:30 p.m. Refreshments follow concert by Cormorant’s Fancy. Free to the public.
Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for details.

Friday, January 23-Sunday, January 25 Rent. At Gettysburg Community Theater, 49 York Street. Evenings and matinees available. Held also January 30-February 1. Some adult subject matter. Call 717-334-2692 for ticket information.

Sunday, January 25 History Conversation Series: The Civil War in Pennsylvania. At the Seminary Ridge Museum, 61 Seminary Ridge Road. Featuring lecture The African American Experience by author Samuel Black. 3 p.m. Call 717-339-1300 for more information.

Sunday, January 25 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. Small entry fee. Food available. Call 717-845-4277 for more information.

Saturday, January 31 2015 Winter Ball. At the Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom, One Lincoln Square. Featuring live music by Smash the Windows and photography by Victorian Photo. Dinner at 6 p.m., ball begins at 8 p.m. Presented by the Civilians of Gettysburg.
Call 717-309-1862 for ticket information.

FebruaryFebruary

Wednesday, February 4 Mummenschanz. A visual theater troupe performs at The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. 6:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, February 6 First Friday. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Featuring artist receptions, book signings, live music, demonstrations, and special sales. Participating businesses open until 8 p.m. Look for the First Friday banner.

Friday, February 6-Saturday, February 7 Gettysburg Rocks Music Festival. At various locations throughout Gettysburg, with all varieties of music offered in concert. Proceeds benefit those suffering from pancreatic cancer. Call 717-334-8151 for details.

Sunday, February 8 Music, Gettysburg! Featuring organist Felix Hell. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge Road, 4 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for details.

Friday, February 13 Accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco in Concert. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

HeartSaturday, February 14 Valentine’s Day.

Saturday, February 14 Reenactor Seminar. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave., 10-4. Call 717-338-1776 for more information.

Sunday, February 15 Treasure Island. Live from the London stage. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 2 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Monday, February 16 Presidents’ Day.

Monday, February 16 Community Appreciation Day at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. See January 19 listing for more information.

Friday, February 20-Sunday, February 22 Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. At the Gettysburg Community Theater, 49 York Street. Call 717-334-2692 for times and ticket information.

Sunday, February 22 Ballroom Dancing. At The Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street. Featuring live, Big Band era music by The Gettysburg Big Band.
From 7-9 p.m. Small entry fee. Food available. Call 717-845-4277 for details.

Friday, February 27 8th Annual A Woman’s Purse Live & Silent Auction. Presented by The United Way of Adams County. At the Eisenhower Inn & Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. Doors open at 5:30. Evening begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds support young adults leaving foster care. Call 717-334-5809 for ticket information.

Saturday, February 28 An Evening With The Painting. A closer, more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama. At the Ford Center, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. 5-6:30 p.m. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

MarchMarch

Sunday, March 1 Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life. Lecture by author Nancy Koester. At the Seminary Ridge Museum, 61 Seminary Ridge Road. 3 p.m.
Call 717-339-1300 for more information.

Sunday, March 1 Music, Gettysburg! Featuring tenor Jeff Fahnestock and guitarist James Hontz. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge Road,
4 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for details.

Thursday, March 5 The Church Basement Ladies. The popular church ladies from 1979 are back. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Two performances are offered at
2 and 7:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, March 6 Lenten Fish Fry. At the St. Francis Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road. From 5-7 p.m. Held every Friday during Lent. Call 717-334-4048 for details.

Friday, March 6-Sunday, March 8 Reenactor Appreciation Weekend. Held at various Gettysburg venues. Call 717-338-1776 for more information.

Friday, March 6-Sunday, March 8 Through the Garden Gate Pennsylvania Flower Show. At the Memorial Hall, 334 Carlisle Avenue, York. Call 717-642-9776 for details.

Sunday, March 8 Altan. Traditional Irish musicians will perform at The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, at 3 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

MarchSunday, March 13-St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 21 An Evening With The Painting. At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Program begins in The Ford Center at 5 p.m. A more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama, presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 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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