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The Gettysburg Foundation's E-communication April 2010

Member Events

Don't Miss Out on Our Most Popular Member Event!
If you enjoy stimulating lectures, adventurous battlefield walks, meeting and socializing with fellow Friends of Gettysburg BF and members at historic housemembers, eating delicious food, bidding on coveted auction items, and experiencing Gettysburg in the springtime, this event is for you.  Luckily, there are still some spaces available for this annual event, but spaces fill quickly so don't delay!  Please visit our website for more information and to register.
Devil's Den: A History and Guide
Limited Edition Hardcover

Devil's Den

Learn about the area surrounding our latest preservation project! This hardcover, autographed, special edition of Devil's Den: A History and Guide by Tim Smith and Garry Adelman delves into everything you would want to know about this important area of the Gettysburg battlefield. The book takes the reader through the pre-battle history of Devil's Den through Devil's Den today.The detailed maps and additional appendices makes this book a must have.  Click here to order this item and view other Friends of Gettysburg merchandise. Remember, Friends of Gettysburg Members receive 10% off all Friends merchandise.

Preservation Progress

Devil's Den Returns! 
For over 80 years the critical battlefield vistas across Devil's Den have borne the scars of modern intrusions.  The utility poles and lines to the Altoff and Bushman farms; the electric lines leading to the comfort station placed directly in the middle of the area; and the 1930s comfort station itself have all interrupted the view shed of the area.
This month, all will be removed and this area which saw the heroism of men both Union and Confederate will be returned to its 1863 appearance.
Click here for more details.
The Frey is Falling!

Frey Orchard

The Frey Orchard which existed on Cemetery Ridge during the battle, is returning to the landscape.  Thanks to your support, the orchard of the Frey Farm is being replanted.
Upcoming Programs  
An Evening with the Painting April 17, 2010
"Big Deal At Gettysburg: The Value of Historical Places" rebroadcast April 16, 2010 (pre registration required)
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Member News & Info

Senators introduce Legislation to Expand Gettysburg National Military Park 
On March 24, 2010 U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey introduced legislation to incorporate two historically significant properties into the boundary of Gettysburg National Military Park. The two properties include the Lincoln Train Station, (pictured) located in downtown Gettysburg, and 45 acres of land at the southern end of the Gettysburg Battlefield. " Gettysburg National Military Park is a historic treasure which is not only an important part of our Commonweath's history, but also the history of the United States," said Senator Casey.  "By incorporating the Lincoln Train Station and the BF and members at historic houseland at the Southern end of the battlefield into the park, we can ensure that these historically significant locations are preserved for generations to come." Congressman Todd Plats (R-19th) has introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. 
This expansion effort is consistent with the Gettysburg national Military Park's 1999 general Management Plan. For more information about this exciting opportunity for Gettysburg, please click here 
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