For this week’s “What’s Up” we are visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Four-score and seven years ago…Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. One of his most infamous speeches despite being only a few minutes long. But there’s more to Gettysburg than Lincoln, and the events listed are only a few ways to explore a part of PA’s history.
All of the events are free at the time of this publication.
Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station. And get to know the history of the civil war through self-guided tours and free programming throughout the Summer Season. The Station is located at 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg.
Saturday, June 22, 2-4 p.m. Civil War & Irish Music: Violinist and fiddler Betsy Barnicle will perform Civil War period and Irish music.
Sunday, June 23, Noon-2 p.m. A Portrayal of Battle of Gettysburg Veteran James H. Maclay: Living historian Jeff Greenawalt will portray James H. Maclay, a veteran of the Gettysburg battle.
Or go to the Gettysburg National Military Park. Where you can enjoy a guided Battle Walk: ” Want to experience the battlefield from the same vantage point as the men who fought there? Walk the fields and woods that were fought over a century and a half ago and get a closer look at the famous and not so famous places and people that shaped the battle. “
And an African American History Hike: ” From their involvement with the Underground Railroad, to their experiences during the fighting and its aftermath, explore the impact of the battle upon Gettysburg’s African American community, and discover the fascinating lives of those who called this place home. “