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Gettysburg National Military Park Celebrates 150th Anniversary

June 10, 2013, 11:54 am
By Heather Crowley As a nation, we often associate our national parks with sprawling forests, untamed wildlife and s’mores over a campfire. Yet our national parks are also tasked with the difficult job of safeguarding some of our nation’s richest history. Their efforts ensure our past and stories are not ...

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter Launches January 25

January 25, 2011, 9:35 am
 The U.S. Mint and National Parks Service will launch the first new quarter of 2011 as Gettysburg National Military Park gets commemorated. The quarter introduction ceremony will take place on January 25, 11 a.m. Eastern Time (EST), at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center.   Following the ceremony, the public ...

Top 10 Indoor Activities at our National Parks

March 17, 2010, 7:22 am
While the majority of activities at our public lands are meant to be enjoyed in the great outdoors, there are also fun and educational opportunities to be had under a roof. The next time you feel like getting out of the sun and/or the rain for a few hours, ...

Kirby takes reigns at park today

March 1, 2010, 7:49 am
Thirty-six year National Park Service veteran Bob Kirby takes over today as the new superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park. Kirby replaces former battlefield boss John Latschar, who was demoted to a desk job in Maryland last year. Previously, Kirby served as superintendent at Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia. He led ...

New Park Superintendent named

January 11, 2010, 9:29 am
National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Dennis R. Reidenbach has named James Robert (Bob) Kirby as the new superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.Kirby replaces John Latschar who was reassigned to Frederick.Kirby, currently superintendent of Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia, will assume his new ...

Kinsley Firms Paid $8.5M for Visitor Center Project

March 4, 2009, 8:10 am
York area developer Robert Kinsley and a construction company owned by his son have been paid $8.5 million for their work in building the new Battlefield Visitor Center near Gettysburg.In a National Journal report written by Edward Pound, Kinsley denies that he made a profit on the project. Kinsley, ...

Starting from Scratch

February 9, 2009, 7:11 am
Now that the first choice to replace departing Gettysburg Foundation President Robert C. Wilburn is out of the picture, the agency is starting its search from scratch.“They need to go back to the beginning,” says Gettysburg Battlefield Supt. John Latschar, the 15-year park boss who was originally tabbed to ...

Latschar to Remain at National Park Service

January 29, 2009, 12:59 pm
On the advice of ethics officials, Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent John Latschar has reversed his decision to leave his post and become president of the Gettysburg ...

145th Anniversary of the Gettysburg National Address: Celebrate This Day in History

November 6, 2008, 12:12 pm
By Elif Kaynak On a Thursday afternoon during the Civil War, merely four and a half months after the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln uttered the first line of a speech that would become one of the greatest in U.S. history: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers ...

Gettysburg's Cyclorama Building Granted Reprieve

November 6, 2008, 7:45 am
The Cyclorama building will be around at least long enough to witness the resolution of a lawsuit between Gettysburg National Military Park and a preservation group suing the government over the building's planned demolition. Park officials said in a letter to federal Judge Alan Kay that plans to demolish the ...

What’s Next if Park Service Doesn’t Attain Revenues?

October 14, 2008, 1:44 pm
Now that Gettysburg National Military Park and its management partner have passed a new admissions package to offset a projected operational shortfall at the Battlefield Visitor Center, locals are left to wonder: What’s ...

Gettysburg Park Museum's New $7.50 Fee Starts Today

October 3, 2008, 1:24 pm
As of today, the artifacts and exhibits at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center are no longer available to the public for free. Instead, visitors will now be charged an all-in-one admission fee to explore museum exhibits, view a 22-minute film about the Battle of Gettysburg and ...

Visitors Center Might Charge All-in-One Fee

September 22, 2008, 8:48 am
When the Gettysburg National Military Park visitors center opened in April, officials there assured the public that its interactive and audio and video intensive, state-of-the-art museum would be free to all. Now the National Park Service is asking for public comment (until Sept. 29) on a proposal to charge ...

Gettysburg battlefield museum fee plan takes flak

September 19, 2008, 9:49 am
More than anything, Craig Lorden said, he is "saddened" by the possibility of a $7.50 admission fee becoming reality at the new Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. The park's thousands of artifacts are what draw people to the new facility, and they should be available free of ...

Admission Fee Floated for Gettysburg Museum

September 3, 2008, 11:19 am
A visit to Gettysburg National Military Park’s museum may no longer be priceless. The National Park Service and a nonprofit group that operates the museum have proposed charging admission fees of $5 to $7.50 per ...