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Your Immediate action is Crucial to the Rehabilitation of Cemetery Ridge!


As a Friends supporter, you know that everything we do is about preservation. The Museum and Visitor Center was built to address four critical preservation goals:


  1. Preserve the park's collection of artifacts and archival material  

  2. Preserve the Cyclorama painting  

  3. Offer visitors an understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg within the larger context of the causes and consequences of the Civil War and American history  

  4. Rehabilitate key battle ground along Cemetery Hill and Cemetery Ridge, returning the ground as closely as possible to its 1863 appearance.


As of today, only the final preservation goal remains unfulfilled--rehabilitating the key battle ground along Cemetery Hill and Cemetery Ridge.


Now, the National Park Service at Gettysburg is seeking public input on the future of the old Cyclorama  building. The Gettysburg Foundation urges you to comment on this process by asking the National Park Service to demolish the former Cyclorama building and rehabilitate this important ground. Here's how you can help:


  1. Submit written comments to: Superintendent, Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA17325.  

  2. Visit www.nps.gov/gett on the Internet and click on "Management" followed by "Public Involvement" (or visit parkplanning.nps.gov).  

  3. Email comments to: gett_superintendent@nps.gov 

  4. Fax comments to: 717-334-1891 Attn: Cyclorama building.

  5. Attend information open houses on Sept. 16 & 17 at the Museum and Visitor Center (details at www.gettysburgfoundation.org or www.nps.gov).


Thank you for your support of this project. Together we can save this cirticial piece of hallowed ground. 

Exciting New Benefit for Friends of Gettysburg Members!
While we rely on your support, we also value your feedback. One membership benefit a majority of you expressed interest in was a discount program to help make your visits to Gettysburg more economical. We heard you loud and clear!
Friends of Gettysburg members now receive discounts and special deals from select local and national partners! New merchants will be updated frequently so make sure to check the website often.
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Visit Friends Rewards to learn more about the participating local and national merchants and how you can show your Friends of Gettysburg membership card and SAVE!
There is Still Time to Register for the Fall Muster Event! 
Space is limited so make sure to regsiter for this popular event today. We have a great muster planned for you: 

On Friday, Oct. 15, you can join Licensed Battlefield Guide and historian Wayne Motts for a discussion of "Pickett's Charge: Myths, Controversies and Misconceptions about July 3, 1863." The lecture will focus on the plan and location for the plan of attack for July 3. This program will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Spring MusterOn Saturday, Oct. 16, we are offering you choices from eight programs,three of which are new to you. On Saturday evening, you'll hear from historian Debra Sandoe McCauslin who will discuss "Yellow Hill and the Quaker Valley: Stories of the Underground Railroad." This program will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

For more information, contact Denise at 717-334-3460 ext. 221 or E-mail her at Denise Warthen.   
Visit Fall Muster Registration to participate in this year's event!
Upcoming Programs:
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Big Deal at Gettysburg: The Value of Historical Places
$14.99 plus shipping and handling
Originally broadcast to PBS stations throughout the country in February 2010, this DVD also includes a teachers guide and discussion questions for use in the classroom. Approximately 60 mins. (3/20 min. segments)
This past spring, the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park created an educational satellite broadcast for broadcast stations and teachers.  Now, you can own Big Deal at Gettysburg:  The Value of Historical Big Deal at GettysburgPlaces.  
This program is designed to be shown in three segments (approximately 20 minutes each), with discussion-circle questions and activities for each segment.  Educators will be able to use these tools to bring their social studies, language arts and citizenship lessons to life.  The program and accompanying lessons were designed in accordance with the National Council for the Social Studies curriculum standards and themes.  This program is perfect for classrooms, homeschoolers and families.  Order your copy via our website now while supplies last!
Thank you for your interest in the Gettysburg Foundation.
Your support is essential to the continued preservation of the Gettysburg National Military Park. 
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