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Gettysburg’s 150th named top event in United States

The American Bus Association, in its survey of group tour operators throughout the country, ranked Gettysburg, PA’s 150th Anniversary Commemoration, June 28 to July 7, 2013 as the top event in the United States. This 10-day commemorative event – Gettysburg 150: Reflections of History – was chosen among hundreds of nominations as the best place to experience by motorcoach in 2013. Annually, the organization chooses the top 100 events, and notes the top in both the United States and Canada.
Gettysburg’s commemoration marks the 150thanniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, which occurred July 1-3, 1863 in the middle of the American Civil War. For three days, Union and Confederate troops clashed in the farmland and through the streets of the Pennsylvania town. In the end, there were 51,000 casualties and a community ravaged by war.
In summer 2013, the destination will mark the sesquicentennial anniversary with two re-enactments, living history encampments, an official Gettysburg National Mil…

Miracles Amid the Firestorm

Fridays and Saturdays through October 31, 2012

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD

11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm

301-447-6606; www.setonheritage.org

Take a guided tour of the grounds to learn how the Sisters and Daughters of Charity served the soldiers during the war that divided our nation. Visit the site where Union officers conducted a war council to prepare for the battle of Gettysburg. Hear first-hand accounts of rescues, healing, and yes, even miracles on the battlefield. Contact bbassler@setonheritage.org for more information

Shriver House Christmas Tours

The poem ‘A Visit From St. Nicholas,’ was penned by Clement Moore in 1823. Commonly referred to as “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” his poem was the inspiration for our present-day Santa Claus and changed the holiday forever. Forty years later, as the residents of Gettysburg were still reeling from the battle that changed their lives forever, Santa Claus offered a few moments of cheer that would help brighten the lives of those separated from fathers, sons and husbands during this tragic time in American history.
Candlelight Christmas tours of the Shriver House Museum, 309 Baltimore St. in Gettysburg, afford an opportunity to glimpse a by-gone era and experience the warmth of the season in a truly old-fashioned style. Travel back in time to see how the Shrivers may have decorated their home for an 1860s Christmas while hearing the story of the family and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War affected them.
Christmas tours will take place from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 throug…

Fall Outdoor Antique Show

45th annual event will be held on Saturday, Sept 22nd
More than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and the South will converge on Gettysburg, September 22nd for the 45th annual Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show.
Sprawling out from Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, the antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise, with high quality antiques and collectibles. Items range from primitive cupboards, sideboards, benches, farm tables, and wooden boxes, to lamps, coins, pattern glass, art glass, Depression-era glass, and ironstone. You will also find clocks, gold jewelry, rings, pictures, pocket knives, bottles, old toys, crocks, jugs, old linens, lace, dolls, pocket watches, old guns, holiday collectibles, postcards, and country farm items. Brand name pieces of Heisey, Cambridge, Fostoria, R.S. Prussia, Limoges, Haviland, Rockwood, Roseville, and carnival glass will also be featured.
The event is held on Carlisle, Chambersburg, Baltimore and York Streets, al…

World War II History Weekend

The National Park Service sponsors a World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site on Sept. 15 and 16. There will be authentic recreations, programs on World War II medical services, weapons and equipment, military vehicles, communications, and stories of civilians from the home front of World War II.
Guest speakers for the event include nine World War II veterans, a retired National Park Service historian, and the widow of a veteran. There will be five speakers on Saturday, Sept. 15 with the first speaker at 10 a.m. and the last speaker at 2 p.m. Four speakers will talk on Sunday, Sept. 16. The first speaker will begin at 11 a.m. and the last will begin at 3 p.m. Each guest speaker will speak for one hour on each day.
Author Don Markle and retired National Security Agency employee, Rick Henderson, will be on hand to demonstrate a captured German Enigma Code Machine on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors may purchase lunch from the Heidlersburg Volunteer Fi…