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George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

Living History at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

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Time: 10am - 3pm

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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
488 Blacksmith Shop Rad
Gettysburg, PA

Acclaimed stage and screen actor, playwright and author Stephen Lang will perform a reading of his book The Wheatfield at 2 p.m., Friday, July 2, as part of the battle anniversary special programming at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital.

A highlight of the programming for the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Lang will perform the rare public reading of his book The Wheatfield that tells the true story of Union Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, James Jackson Purman and his encounters with friend and foe in the Gettysburg Wheatfield.

Visitors to the historic site have the opportunity to interact with living historians who relate the experiences of the family, surgeons, caregivers, soldiers and citizens during and after the battle. Living historians will be on-site for the battle anniversary and holiday weekend, July 1-4. Living historians of the 2nd Corps Field Hospital CSA will depict a Confederate field hospital and encampment including a portrayal of Confederate surgeon, Hunter McGuire.

Admission to the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital and the July 2 Lang reading is included with a ticket to the experiences at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, located minutes from the historic site. Friends of Gettysburg receive complimentary admission to the historic site.

The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is open for the summer season 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 15, 2021, as well as this battle anniversary special opening Thursday, July 1, with the on-site living history and encampment continuing throughout the battle anniversary and holiday weekend, Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4.

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