November 2009
Jim Getty
  Remembrance Day, 2009
November is a very busy month in Gettysburg!  Each November, hundreds of reenactors, artists, authors, and special guests come to Gettysburg to honor Abraham Lincoln's deliverance of the Gettysburg Address and also the men who fought and died here. 

November 19th marks the 146th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.  Special events will take place at the Soldiers National Cemetery, including the annual dedication day service, wreath laying, and Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Jim Getty, giving the Gettysburg Address.  The Keynote Speaker at the Dedication Day ceremonies will be well-known actor Richard Dreyfuss. 

On Saturday November 21, the town will honor the veterans of the Civil War during the annual Remembrance Day observance.  Special events, including author appearances, a parade and Civil War balls will take place that day. 

Dedication Day, and Remembrance Day are perhaps one of Gettysburg's best-kept secrets. Largely recognized in the reenactment community, but few visitors are aware of these unique events.  The events are suitable for the entire family, and most are free and open to the public. Mark your calendar so you don't miss out on these special Gettysburg events!
In This Issue
Remembrance Day
Jeff Shaara's Scheduled Appearance!
Lincoln Forum
Dedication Day Schedule
2010 Catalogs!
History Meets the Arts is Moving
Mark Your Calendar!
Twitter & Facebook!
Join Our Mailing List!
Remembrance Day  - November 21-22
remembrance dayThe annual Remembrance Day observance will take place November 21 & 22.  The weekend will be full of special events, a parade, author appearances, living history presentations, promotions, specials and much more!  Visit www.GettysburgMuseum.com for a complete list of events and details!

Schedule Of Events:

Thursday, November 19:
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Jeff Shaara, author

Friday, November 20:
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Kasja Cook, author
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. -
Jeff Shaara, author

Saturday, November 21:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Civil War Heritage Foundation Living History Encampment
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Lucy Cadwallader, Victorian Hair Jeweler
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Andrew Chernak, sculptor
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Annual Nancy Wilkins Memorial Bake Sale, benefits local  American Cancer Society.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Rebecca Marie Schmehl, Antique Jewelry Maker
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - George Funt, artillerist
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Randall DeSoto, aurthor
1 p.m. - Annual Remembrance Day Parade. 
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Jeff Shaara, author
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Will Hutchison, author
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Ed Longacre, author

Sunday, November 22:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Civil War Heritage Foundation Living History Encampment
10 a.m. - Civil War Era Church Service, Chaplain Rene & Rommi Kinard
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Jeff Shaara, author
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Tami Rasel, author

Books and artwork can be pre-ordered and held to be signed and personalized by the author or artist.  Visit www.GettysburgMuseum.com to place your order, or call our order department at 1-800-887-7775. 
Jeff Shaara's Scheduled Appearance!
No Less than VictoryAfter much anticipation, Jeff Shaara has confirmed his dates and times for his November appearance at the Gettysburg Gift Center! He will be promoting his newest release, "No Less Than Victory", the third and final book in his World War II trilogy.  Visitors are welcome to meet with Jeff and have copies of his work personalized.  The Gettysburg Gift Center carries the complete collection of Jeff's books.

Jeff's Schedule is as follows:
  • Thursday, November 19 - 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Friday, November 20 - 2pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, November 21 - 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Sunday, November 22 - 10 am - 1 pm
**Remembrance Day Special! Order Jeff's newest release "No Less Than Victory", or any hardcover book by Jeff before November 22 & receive free shipping!

To place an order for Jeff Shaara book's, audio books, and related product, visit our online store at www.GettysburgMuseum.com!

Lincoln Forum
Lincoln as I knew Him The Gettysburg Gift Center will once again be the official bookseller for the Lincoln Forum Symposium scheduled for November 16 - 18.  For all your Lincoln-related books, apparel, souvenirs and educational materials, visit us online at www.GettysburgMuseum.comWe have everything you're looking for and so much more!

For more information, or to inquire about a product contact us via email at info@gettysburgmuseum.com or call 717-334-6245.  A courteous and knowledgeable sales associate is available to assist you from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
Dedication Day Schedule
November 19, 2010 - Dedication Day Schedule of Events.

*Note:  November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, was formally designated as Dedication Day, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, on August 7, 1946.

9:30 a.m. - Wreath Laying Ceremony Soldiers' National Monument, Soldiers' National Cemetery (East Gate cemetery entrance)  Visitors can walk through the cemetery along the upper drive to reach the Rostrum.

10:00 a.m. - 146th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address Dedication Day Ceremony, Rostrum Soldiers' National Cemetery. (West Gate cemetery entrance)
Speaker:  Richard Dreyfuss
Performances by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.
Naturalization Ceremony
will be held at the conclusion of the Dedication Day ceremony Presented by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and hosted by the National Park Service.
Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, the Gettysburg National Military Park, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, and the Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.  These events were financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development (Inclement weather location: Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, NOT Christ Chapel) Free and open to the general public.

11:15 a.m. - US Colored Troops Graveside Salute. Soldiers' National Cemetery (northern area of the cemetery)

12:00 p.m. - Lincoln Fellowship Luncheon, Gettysburg College Union Ballroom
Speaker:  Lewis Lehrman is a philanthropist and a co-founder of the Lincoln Prize and the author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point.
 [For Fellowship members only; pre-registration is required; no phone reservations accepted. For information on becoming a member of the Lincoln Fellowship, visit www.gettysburg.edu/civilwar/institute].

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Abraham Lincoln & Governor Curtin Meet & Greet  
Come shake hands and meet President Abraham Lincoln and Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin.  This event recreates the public meet & greet that was held the evening of November 19, 1863 in which visitors were received and were able to meet the President and Governor.
Cost: Free with admission    Ages: All ages 
The David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA. visit www.davidwillshouse.org   

4:00 p.m. - "Gettysburg Addresses Lincoln" 
After his address at the National Cemetery, President Lincoln traveled with local patriot John Burns to the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church for a rally. This free one-hour  program will include a presentation "How Lincoln Came to Be 'Under God' at Gettysburg " by public historian, Dr. Charles Teague, at the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street in downtown Gettysburg, just two blocks south of Lincoln Square.  

7:30 p.m. - FOR THE PEOPLE (world premiere), Majestic Theater.
An oratorio commissioned by the PA Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, composed and conducted by John William Jones, Professor of Music, The Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College

The Eleventh Annual Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction
48th Annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture
Speaker:  Michael Burlingame holds the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield,
Topic:  "Abraham Lincoln: New Information, Fresh Perspectives"

9:30 p.m. - Public Reception and Book Signings, Majestic Theater
2010 Catalogs!
2010 catalogWatch your mailbox closely - the NEW 2010 catalog is scheduled to be in the mail on November 16! Great gift ideas, souvenirs, apparel, books, toys, games and more!  Remember, if you don't find exactly what you're looking for, call us at 1-800-887-7775! Someone is available to take your call from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. eastern standard time. Our store is just too big to fit everything into one catalog!

Remember to shop our online store at www.GettysburgMuseum.com! Our secure website is fast, easy and available 24 hours a day! Orders typically ship within 48 hours of being received! 

We're your one stop shop for the holidays!  Let the Gettysburg Gift Center help you with your holiday shopping this year! 

Forgot to order your catalog? Don't worry! Order it today at www.GettysburgMuseum.com
History Meets the Arts is Moving!
History Meets the ArtsMark your calendar, the annual History Meets the Art Festival is moving to June! Since the festival was created more than 12 years ago, it has always been held in April.  After much discussion, History Meets the Arts will be incorporated into the 3rd annual Gettysburg Festival!  The dates for History Meets the Arts will be June 18, 19 & 20, 2010.

The Gettysburg Festival was created as an effort to increase cultural tourism and art education in Pennsylvania.  Gettysburg's central location, and rich history made it an ideal place for the Festival to take place.  Over the past two years since the Festival began it has received national and world-wide recognition for its performances and art education.  Notable performers include James Earl Jones, the Suzanne Ferrell Ballet, Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, White House Executive Chef Walter Scheib, and many more! For more information about History Meets the Arts or the Gettysburg Festival, visit www.gettysburgfestival.org
Mark Your Calendar!
There are a number of events taking place at the American Civil War Museum and throughout the town of Gettysburg. Make sure you mark your calendar!

November 21 - 22 - Annual Remembrance Day observance.  Parade Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

November 21 - 22 - Civil War Heritage Foundation living history encampment at the American Civil War Museum.  Visit www.GettysburgMuseum.com for more information.

November 21 - 7th Annual Remembrance Illumination at the Soldiers' National Cemetery.  Begins at sunset until 9:00 p.m.

November 28 - 22nd Annual Gettysburg Christmas Parade.  Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

December 4 - Sergeant Mac Foundation wreath laying.  500 wreaths will be placed on the graves in Soldiers' National Cemetery.

December 11 - 14th Annual Gettysburg Tuba Carol Fest! 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Square.

For a detailed list of events taking place in Gettysburg, visit the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.gettysburg.travel!
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November is a great time to visit Gettysburg. Whether you're coming to visit for educational purposes, or just for fun, there is always something for the entire family! Visit us online to see more of what we have to offer! www.GettysburgMuseum.com

Thank you!

Stephanie Lightner
Public Relations