February is home school month at the David Wills House, which on the square in Gettysburg, only eight minutes walk from the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast Inn. This new National Park Service museum focuses on the Wills family, their role in the aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg and the historic visit of President Abraham Lincoln and his immortal Gettysburg Address. On February 11, 18 and 26, the museum will feature special presentations by costumed docents who will explore a variety of topics geared at youth and families. These topics include:
• Toys & Games of the Civil War
• Children's lives during the Civil War
• Education in the 1860's
• Popular Music of the time
• Banjo Construction
• The Life of Robert E. Lee
• Mrs. Lee and the Lee children
• Family life in the Confederacy
Experiences will take place on the hour and half hour from 1-3 PM. To find out more information on specific program dates, educational information and reference materials, be sure to check out the museum website, www.DavidWillsHouse.org. Home School families will receive 25% off their admission throughout the month of February.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
David Eisenhower (Dwight's grandson) and his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower will be at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Gettysburg on Saturday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., where they will sign copies of their new book "Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969". This would add interest to a weekend at Gettysburg's premier award-winning bed and breakfast: The Brickhouse Inn.
Friday, January 28, 2011
We had six inches of snow on Wednesday night, and it snowed briefly this morning. Thanks to Tommy the parking lots and pathways are all clear. Gettysburg looks rather beautiful with its coating of snow! - sort of romantic and picturesque.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
On February 25 & 26 we have our "Meet President Lincoln" Weekend. For a cost of only $50 per person plus lodging you can enjoy:
- A meeting with historian Roy Frampton in the National Military Cemetery, where you will have a two-hour tour with him and receive a copy of his book (this is the cemetery where President Lincoln gave his celebrated Gettysburg Address).
- A dinner at the Dobbin House Restaurant (3 minutes walk from the Inn) where you will be introduced to President Lincoln (portrayed by famous Lincoln re-enactor, James Getty). The President will move through the room during dinner, talking to guests and answering their question.
- After dinner, President Lincoln will give a short presentation.