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Winter Lecture Series

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Featuring some of the best rangers, historians, and authors from across the country, the nine-week Winter Lecture Series returns to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center for 2024!

The Winter Lecture Series is held at 1:30 pm on weekends in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from January 6 through March 3, 2024, unless otherwise noted.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free tickets will be available on the day of the program at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. The schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, January 13 – The Heavens Meet Earth at Gettysburg: Design of Sacred Spaces
Ranger Troy Harman, Gettysburg National Military Park

Sunday, January 14 – If These Things Could Talk – Treasures from the Collection of Gettysburg National Military Park
Ranger Tom Holbrook, Gettysburg National Military Park

Saturday, January 20 – The Great Crusade at 80: Eisenhower, Gettysburg, and the Legacy of D-Day
Ranger Daniel Vermilya, Eisenhower National Historic Site

Sunday, January 21 - Wolverines at Gettysburg: Michigan Soldiers in the Battle of Gettysburg
Wayne Motts, Gettysburg Foundation

Saturday, January 27 – Major General George Sykes: The Life and Service of Gettysburg's Least Known and Most Elusive Corps Commander
Ranger John Hoptak, Gettysburg National Military Park

Sunday, January 28 - “If I ever get back to you I will live a different life;” The life and letters of the Iron Brigade’s John Pardington and his wife Sara
Dr. Peter Carmichael, Civil War Institute Gettysburg College

Saturday, February 3 – "A Brilliant Victory": The Fight to Preserve the First Significant US Victory of the Civil War
Ranger Andrew Miller, Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument

Saturday, February 3 – Special Walking Tour: African American Servicemembers Buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery
This special program will begin at 3:30 pm at the Taneytown Road Entrance of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Please dress appropriately for winter weather. In the event of inclement weather, this program may be postponed. 

Sunday, February 4 – Presidents and Gettysburg
Richard Goedkoop, Historian & Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg National Military Park

Saturday, February 10 – Biology on the Battlefield: Natural Resource Management at a Historic and Cultural Park
Chris Davis, Biologist, Gettysburg National Military Park

Sunday, February 11 – No Lecture (Superbowl Sunday)

Saturday, February 17 – Abraham Lincoln in the Archives: “New” Sources, New Questions
Michelle Krowl, Library of Congress

Sunday, February 18 – “All This is Monument Enough” - Sickles and the New York Monument Commission (NYMC)
Ranger Matthew Atkinson, Gettysburg National Military Park

Saturday, February 24 – Harriet Tubman: In Her Own Words
Living Historian and Performer Janice Curtis Greene, Co-sponsored by Lincoln Cemetery

Sunday, February 25 – “I Dread the Thought of the Place” – A Conversation on the Craft of History with D. Scott Hartwig

Saturday, March 2 – Camp Letterman: Life and Death at Gettysburg’s Largest Field Hospital
Ranger Christopher Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park

Sunday, March 3 – Inclement Weather Date if Needed

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