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Great Conversations at Gettysburg 2019
June 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
The Gettysburg Foundation will host Great Conversations at Gettysburg, its signature series of historic talks, chats and presentations at the Rupp House History Center, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, June 29. The Rupp House History Center is located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg.
Sponsored by the Foundation and Gettysburg College, Great Conversations at Gettysburg features an all-day festival of thought-provoking discussions and hidden history inspired by the stories and lessons of Gettysburg. The event is free of charge. All sessions are open to the public.
The Great Conversations lineup includes renowned authors, historians and media personalities. Scheduled presenters include:
Michael Birkner, Ph.D.
Worst President Ever? Getting to Know James Buchanan, Again
Ronald D. Kirkwood, Author
Too Much for Human Endurance:
The George Spangler Farm Hospital and the Battle of Gettysburg
Wayne Motts, CEO
National Civil War Museum
Old and Dear Friends: What We Know About Lewis Armistead and Winfield Hancock
Cory Pfarr, Author
Longstreet at Gettysburg
Winona Peterson, Cultural Resource Program Manager
Gettysburg National Military Park
How the National Park Service Cares for Our Parks: An In-Depth Look at the Warfield House
Tracy V. Wilson & Holly Frey
Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast
Fearless, Feisty and Unflagging: The Women of Gettysburg
The event will also feature book signings by local authors: Sue Boardman, Linda Clark, Jan Croon, Brad Gottfried, Connie Hansen, Jim Hessler and Tom McMillan.