Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Gettysburg's 150th Anniversary
Yesterday, Tessa and I attended a town meeting to hear about plans for Gettysburg's part in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War - starting this year. We heard from members of the organising committee about various activities that will hopefully ensure that this historic town does its best to make the anniversary attractive to visitors. Also, we want to leave a legacy of improved facilities for future generations. The core attractions - the Battlefield, the Soldier's National Cemetery, and the Visitor Center, are always there, but we need to add some special events, as well as improve some of the infrastructure. This is an encouraging start.