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Battle of Gettysburg 161st Anniversary On the Ridge

6/28/24

Time: Times vary

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Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center
111 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA

Museum Open Daily, 9:00am-5:00pm

All special events are FREE unless otherwise noted

*Schedule subject to change*

Friday, June 28, 2024

10:00am to 3:00pm – Visit Lee’s Headquarters (Open House)
FREE. Meet at 401 Buford Ave. (Route 30), 0.2 miles north of Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center. Courtesy of American Battlefield Trust.

6:00pm – “On the Eve of Battle” Dinner (Catered by Ragged Edge, inspired by authentic Civil War recipes, and featuring Special Guest Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Murray)
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Meet indoors at Seminary Refectory, 148 Seminary Ridge.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

9:00am to 5:00pm – Blue & Gray Hospital Association Living History Demonstrations
Included with Museum Admission. Located in Museum exhibit galleries.

8:00pm – Outdoor Screening of the Movie Gettysburg (1993)
FREE. Presented in collaboration with the Gettysburg Film Commission and Addressing Gettysburg. Runtime: 4 hours, 31 minutes. Meet at Hill-Unger Performance Pavilion, near intersection of Springs Avenue and Seminary Ridge. Chair recommended. Rain date is 8:00pm on Sunday, June 30.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

9:00am to 5:00pm – Community Free Day
FREE Museum Admission for residents of Adams County, PA, with ID. Courtesy of The Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust.

11:30am – “Life in a Cavalry Camp” (Interactive Children’s Program)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes. Recommended most for grades 5-12.

1:30pm – “Civil War Signal Corps” (Interactive Children’s Program)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes. Recommended most for grades 5-12.

3:30pm – “Mending the Wounded” (Interactive Children’s Program)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes. Recommended most for grades 5-12.

6:30pm – “The Eve of Battle: June 30, 1863” (Real-Time Battlefield Walking Tour)
FREE. Approximately 60 minutes.

Monday, July 1, 2024

9:00am to 5:00pm – Information Table
Located on west side of Museum.

9:15am – “Buford and Reynolds: Command and Communication on Seminary Ridge” (Real-Time Battlefield Walking Tour by Codie Eash, SRMEC Director of Education and Museum Operations)
FREE. Approximately 60 minutes.

10:30am – “‘A Precautionary Measure’: The Construction and Use of the Seminary Barricade” (Real-Time Battlefield Program by Codie Eash, SRMEC Director of Education and Museum Operations)
FREE. Approximately 30 minutes.

11:30am – “A Few Minutes of Hell: The July 1 Brickyard Stand of Charles Coster’s Brigade in History and Memory” (Guest Presentation by Rich Condon, Public Historian)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A.

1:30pm – “The 36th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia after Gettysburg” (Presentation by Pete Miele, SRMEC Executive Director)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A.

2:30pm – “The Life of Major Robert Bell” (Guest Presentation by Britt Isenberg, Author and Historian)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A and book signing.

4:00pm – “The Final Attack: July 1, 1863” (Real-Time Battlefield Walking Tour)
FREE. Approximately 60 minutes.

6:30pm – “The Confederate Occupation of Hanover” (Guest Presentation by Hometown History’s Jamie Noerpel, Dominish Miller, and Jim McClure)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

9:00am to 5:00pm – Information Table
Located on west side of Museum.

9:15am – “Lee Prepares for Battle” (Real-Time Battlefield Program)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes. Meet at Lee’s Headquarters, 401 Buford Ave. (Route 30), 0.2 miles north of Seminary Ridge Museum. Courtesy of American Battlefield Trust.

10:30am – “Civil War CDV’s: Clues in the Cartes de Visite” (Guest Presentation by Matthew Borders and Joseph Stahl, Authors and Historians)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A and book signing.

11:30am – “The Mason-Dixon Line and Its Impact on Gettysburg” (Presentation by Brian Malkin, SRMEC Visitor Services Assistant)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A.

1:30pm – “Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight as Confederate Soldiers” (Guest Presentation by Tom McMillan, Author and Historian)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A and book signing.

2:30pm – “Cornelia Hancock, Civil War Nurse” (Guest Presentation by Carolyn Ivanoff, Author and Historian)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A and book signing.

3:30pm – “‘Gone to the Seat of War’: Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region Responds to Confederate Invasion” (Guest Presentation by Jake Wynn, Public Historian)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

9:00am to 5:00pm – Information Table
Located on west side of Museum.

9:15am – “Seminary Ridge: Confederate Nerve Center” (Battlefield Walking Tour)
FREE. Approximately 60 minutes.

10:30am – “‘Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here’: Prisoners in the Civil War” (Presentation by Teressa Selders, SRMEC Visitor Services Assistant)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A.

11:30am – “Railroads in the Gettysburg Campaign” (Guest Presentation by Scott Mingus, Author and Historian)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A and book signing.

2:30pm – “Chancellorsville: ‘From the place of blood and wrath his soul changed’” (Guest Presentation by Sarah Kay Bierle, Author and American Battlefield Trust Education Associate)
FREE. Approximately 45 minutes plus Q&A and book signing.

4:00pm – “Reunions, Monuments, and Memory on Seminary Ridge” (Battlefield Walking Tour by Codie Eash, SRMEC Director of Education and Museum Operations)
FREE. Approximately 60 minutes.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

8:30pm to 10:00pm – Fireworks from the Cupola
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.

Friday, July 5, 2024

6:30pm – An Evening with Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, Author of Voices from Gettysburg
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Meet indoors at Valentine Hall Auditorium, 61 Seminary Ridge.

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