Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gettysburg Park Rangers to Appear in Classroom Broadcast




Gettysburg Foundation
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325
 
Gettysburg Foundation News Release:
 
Gettysburg Park Rangers to Appear in Classrooms via Broadcast

Schools, broadcast stations invited to register for free, national satellite broadcast

Gettysburg, PA. —Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation will offer “Big Deal at Gettysburg: The Value of Historical Places” on Feb. 12, 2010 at 1 p.m. EST. The free, hour-long, national satellite broadcast will be available to schools and broadcast stations, which can receive the show on C Band or KU Band and air it when it is most convenient and beneficial to teachers and viewers.

Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2004 satellite broadcast reached more than 10 million school students nationwide and received a Telly Award honoring the best local, regional and cable television programs.

Viewers of this year’s broadcast will follow business executive Elizabeth Hoover’s journey (along with her teenage son) as she tries to secure key Gettysburg properties for her firm. But will she leave Gettysburg understanding that historic value sometimes trumps property value? Elizabeth’s journey will take her to the historic Spangler Farm, the Gettysburg Railroad Station, the David Wills House and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery as she rediscovers a battle, and a speech (“The Gettysburg Address”) that shaped a nation. The broadcast is designed to be shown in three segments (approximately 20 minutes each) with online discussion questions and activities for each segment - available at http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/. The broadcast and accompanying lessons were designed in accordance with the National Council for Social Studies curriculum standards and themes.

To register to receive the satellite coordinates, schools and broadcast stations can visit http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/ and click on the satellite broadcast box on the homepage. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Heidi Myers at 717-338-1243 or via email at programs@gettysburgfoundation.org .

The broadcast is made possible through generous gifts to the Gettysburg Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service at Gettysburg, from Bob and Marion Wilson of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and the Winnick Family Foundation. The production is a program of the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center, made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, non-profit educational organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The Foundation raised funds for and now operates the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, which opened in April 2008. In addition to operating the Museum and Visitor Center, the Foundation has a broad preservation mission that includes land, monument and artifact preservation and battlefield rehabilitation — all in support of the National Park Service’s goals at Gettysburg.

For information about the Foundation, about visiting Gettysburg, or how you can become a part of the history of Gettysburg through your contribution, visit http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/ or call 877-874-2478 or the administrative offices at 717-338-1243.

Gettysburg National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service that preserves and protects the resources associated with the Battle of Gettysburg and the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and provides an understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of American History. Information is available at www.nps.gov/gett.

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GNMP and Wills House Events for January & February

Here are upcoming events at the Park and the David Wills House for January and February, 2010:

Beginning Jan 10
Perspectives on the Battle - Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series. This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in the Ford Education Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on January 10, 16, 23, 24,30; February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28. For more information call 717-334-1124 x 8023 or go to

http://www.nps.gov/ner/customcf/apps/eventcalendar/events/gettevent13246795.html


Feb 5
Book signing with Author Matt Pinsker at the David Wills House. Admission fee. For information call 866-486-5735 or visit

http://www.davidwillshouse.org/events_programs/index.htm


Feb 27
An Evening with the Painting – From 5 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting, including an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama. Call 877-874-2478 for tickets or visit

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/events/gettysburg_cyclorama_painting_program.htm

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Come experience Gettysburg at the new Museum and Visitor Center, featuring the newly restored Gettysburg Cyclorama. You won't believe your eyes.


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Monday, January 11, 2010

Park Seminar: “Gettysburg: The Aftermath and the End of the Campaign”

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717/334-1124 phone
717/334-1891 fax

Gettysburg National Military Park News Release
For Release:

Registration Now Open for the National Park Service Seminar “Gettysburg:The Aftermath and the End of the Campaign”

Gettysburg, PA. Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are proud to present the 2010 Gettysburg Seminar, to be held in Gettysburg on April 10-11. The theme of the seminar is the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg and the end of the Pennsylvania Campaign. Presentations will provide seminar participants with a variety of subjects from the experience of Robert E. Lee's retreat to the Potomac River, to the enormous job of caring for the wounded, an evaluation of the generals’ decisions, and the cleanup of the battlefield.

The 2010 Gettysburg Seminar will begin on Saturday morning with a series of lectures to take place in the ballroom of the historic Gettysburg Hotel on Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg. The lectures will be followed with a variety of battlefield walking tours and bus visits to important sites relative to the aftermath of the battle and campaign.

Saturday night's social will begin with "An Evening with the Painting: The Gettysburg Cyclorama," a guided presentation about the famous cyclorama painting of "Pickett's Charge" given by Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman, followed by "Our Hearts Were Touched With Fire," a living history presentation featuring the voices of those who experienced the battle and its aftermath, first hand. The personalities presented will include: Henry Eyster Jacobs, who was an 18 year old Gettysburg College student at the time of the battle; Sallie Myers, a Gettysburg school teacher at the time of the battle; a composite character representing a Confederate soldier; and Almira Russell Hancock, wife of Union General Winfield S. Hancock.

The seminar will conclude on Sunday in the ballroom of the Hotel Gettysburg with a final series of lectures focusing on the experiences of soldiers and civilians in the horrific aftermath of the battle.

The registration fee for the Gettysburg Seminar is $90 per person and the seminar is limited to 240 participants. For a complete schedule of lectures, field programs, and presenters and to register go to the park’s website at:

http://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/2010-gettysburg-seminar.htm

Information is also available by calling Park Ranger Evangelina Rubalcava at (717) 334-1124, ext. 3251.

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