I want to share with you a few happenings in Gettysburg I thought interesting and which might catch your attention too.
A Walk With Lincoln offered by the Town Guides. This tour follows the footsteps of President Abraham Lincoln during his November 1863 visit and relates the personal stories of his visit. This is a very special tour and is given every Saturday through November 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. from the Gettysburg Hotel. The tour is 90 minutes.
A Civil War Christmas at the Shriver House. The Shriver House Museum offers a candlelight tour every holiday season on Saturdays from November 24th to December 15th. Reservations are required for the 5-7 p.m. Candlelight tour. The Shriver House phone number is 717-337-2800. This is a wonderful experience that will give you the feel of Christmas in the 1860's and put you in the mood for the holidays.
Mid-Winter Talks at Gettysburg National Military Park: The War in 1863. Join a Park Ranger for a free indoor lecture on topics related to "The Civil War in 1863." This series of free lectures takes place in the Visitor Center Theater. The lectures are offered most Saturday and Sunday afternoons from January through March 2013. This is a 150th Event. For times the lecture is given, call the National Park Visitor Center @ 717-334-1124 ext. 8023.
Innkeeper Annual Civil War Ball. January 27, 2013, The Inns of the Gettysburg area will hold their Annual Civil War Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Gettysburg Hotel. Dancing lessons are provided Saturday morning and then the Ball begins in the evening with dinner and afterward, the Grand Promenade and Ball. Call The Gaslight Inn @ 717-337-9100 for details.
Finally, I want to call your attention to an exhibit of photographer, Annie Leibovitz's Pilgrimage project featuring images of significant historic American sites. The exhibit features more than 70 photographs, including 2 images from Gettysburg. The exhibit can be found at the Gettysburg National Military Park and Visitor Center from October 25th through January 20, 2013.
Until the next time, Mike, Elizabeth, Toby, Oliver, Gideon and I await your return.