John Burns: “The Hero of Gettysburg”

Gettysburg Beyond the Battle Museum 625 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg, PA, United States

On July 1, 1863, John Burns left his Gettysburg home and joined in the fighting west of the town. He was wounded and captured but survived the battle to become one of the famous civilian warriors in American history. Join historian and author Timothy H. Smith as he relates the story of “The Hero of

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When Hell Came to Sharpsburg

Gettysburg Beyond the Battle Museum 625 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg, PA, United States

The Battle of Antietam, fought in and around Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day in American history, but its horrendous effect on area civilians is rarely discussed. Steven Cowie's When Hell Came to Sharpsburg rectifies this oversight. By the time the battle ended, more than 23,000 men had been killed, wounded,

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The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast at ACHS: Lincoln at Gettysburg

Gettysburg Beyond the Battle Museum 625 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg, PA, United States

Join us for a special recording of the popular Battle of Gettysburg Podcast as we commemorate the 160th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg and delivery of the Gettysburg Address. Podcast co-hosts Jim Hessler, Eric Lindblade, and Jody Wilson welcome special guest ACHS Historian Tim Smith as we uniquely tackle all things related

$10 – $20

Street Food Fiesta! // ¡Fiesta de Comida Callejera!

Gettysburg Rec Park Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA, United States

The Adams County Farmers Market is excited to host our first annual Street Food Fiesta in partnership with Casa de la Cultura! This event is meant to be a celebration of Central- and South American culinary traditions as well as a chance to highlight Latino-owned businesses in our community. Use the application below to sign

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Michael Shaara and The Killer Angels

Gettysburg Beyond the Battle Museum 625 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg, PA, United States

To kick off a weekend of events celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the movie Gettysburg’s release, we are excited to welcome New York Times best-selling author Jeff Shaara for a thoughtful commentary on his father’s life and career, his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel: The Killer Angels, and the book’s 1993 Hollywood adaptation. The program will begin

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Trauma and the Civil War

Adams County Historical Society 625 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA

Is PTSD a barrier to understanding Civil War trauma? Civil War soldiers were not born without fear or immune to the psychological blows of combat. Survivors often left the battlefield dazed and confused, physically battered, and emotionally gutted. Civil War Americans seemingly had little empathy for soldiers who staggered to the rear, broken down by

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Roads to Gettysburg with Tim Smith

Adams County Historical Society 625 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA

In 1747, the York-Nichol’s Gap Road was laid out (from east to west) through the Marsh Creek Settlement. In 1769, a north-south road was established from Baltimore to Shippensburg, and an intersection was created in front of the tavern of Samuel Gettys. Eventually, a town was formed at the crossroads. Gettysburg grew and prospered, and

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Children of the Battlefield

Adams County Historical Society 625 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA

Learn about the local children who witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg up close. Through rare letters, diaries, and manuscripts preserved by the Adams County Historical Society, ACHS Historian Tim Smith weave together a unique story that is fascinating for all ages. This free public program will be held on Saturday, March 30th at 11 a.m. at

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