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Rupp House Courtyard Chats

Rupp House Courtyard Chats

  • Dates: Jul 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sep 7 2019
  • Location: Rupp House History Center
  • Region: Gettysburg Area
  • Address: 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Phone: (717) 338-1243
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free
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Overview

Visitors to the Rupp House History Center have an opportunity to enjoy a series of Courtyard Chats throughout the 2019 summer season. Join us and relax in the comfort of a rocking chair on the courtyard porches of the historic Rupp House, located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg. Programs begin at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 6
Historical Sculptures: Sculptor Gary Casteel will discuss his life as a historical sculptor and talk about the Longstreet monument project. Casteel will display some of his sculpture work.

Saturday, July 20
Basic Genealogy – Finding Your Civil War Ancestor: Tim Smith and Roger Rex of the Adams County Historical Society will help kick start your discovery of your family history.

Saturday, July 27
Stories of the Gettysburg Civilians: Author Linda Clark will discuss and sign several of her books written about the civilians in town at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Saturday, Aug. 3
The Second Day at Gettysburg, The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge on July 2, 1863: Join author Scott Mingus for a discussion on his book and have him sign this and others he has authored.

Saturday, Aug. 10
Building a Park: Ken Rich explains the actions that created the beautiful battlefield park we now enjoy.

Saturday, Aug. 17
Basic Genealogy – Finding Your Civil War Ancestor: Tim Smith and Roger Rex of the Adams County Historical Society will help kick start your discovery of your family history.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Joe Mieczkowski Book Signings: Licensed Battlefield Guide and author Joe Mieczkowski will discuss his book on Lee’s Retreat after Gettysburg and will sign books he has written about the cabinets of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln.

Saturday, Aug. 31
The Everyday Life of a Soldier: Licensed Battlefield Guide and author Larry Korczyk will talk about camp life for the men who fought in the Civil War and will display a typical soldier’s personal items.

Saturday, Sept. 7
Civil War Mascots and Pets: Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins will awe us with stories and pictures of the animals that meant so much to the men who fought in the Civil War.

Before and after the chats, take time to explore the Rupp House History Center to learn the civilian stories connected to the Battle of Gettysburg. The chats and the museum offer free admission. Visit GettysburgFoundation.org for the complete 2019 schedule of Courtyard Chats.

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