2019 Gettysburg Christmas Festival: Gettysburg Heritage Center

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What's the Gettysburg Heritage Center doing for the Gettysburg Christmas Festival?

*** Discount Alert ***

The Gettysburg Heritage Center will have a discounted museum admission of $6.00 (a savings of up to $3 per person).

Adam Shefts Book Signing

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019

Time:  5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Latest Work: Games That Time Forgot shines a light on over 100 forgotten parlor games, which include detailed easy-to-follow instructions for those interested in reviving these games in their own households.This book will aid in turning any home into a location of living history, where you can enjoy these games as many did so long ago (Source: Amazon).

Pat White Book Signing & Reading

Date: Saturday December 7, 2019 

Book Signing Time: 10 am to 4 pm 

Reading Time(s): 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm

Latest Work: Molly the Marine talks about just a few of the jobs that are available in the United States Marine Corps. The book encourages girls to believe in themselves and work together. Together we can change the world (Source: Amazon).

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Dan Davis Book Signing

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Details: In Don’t Give an Inch: The Second Day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Emerging Civil War historians Chris Mackowski and Daniel T. Davis peel back the layers to share both the real and often-overlooked stories of that fateful summer day. In the same engaging style that has invited thousands of readers into the Civil War’s most important stories, Mackowski and Davis share their intimate knowledge of the battlefield they both grew up on (Source: Amazon).

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Kent Gramm and Chris Heisey Book Signing

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Latest Work: In Gettysburg: The Living and the Dead, writer Kent Gramm and photographer Chris Heisey tell the famous battle’s story through the eyes of those who lived and died there. Unlike histories that simply recount the three furious days in July 1863, this book transports readers onto the battlefield and into the event’s historical echoes, making for a delightful, immersive experience (Source: Amazon).

Soldier Girl Blue

James Knights Book Signing

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 

Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm

Latest Work: A young Canadian woman escapes her abusive father by disguising herself as a man and seeking refuge in the United States, a country about to be torn apart by civil war. Though able to claim neutrality as a foreigner, she finds it impossible to turn her back on an enslaved people and risks everything to continue her masquerade and join the fight to free them. Soldier Girl Blue is based on the remarkable true story of Sarah Emma Edmunds of New Brunswick, Canada, a little known Civil War heroine (Source: Amazon).

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Night at the Museum

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Time: Program begins promptly at 7 pm and lasts about 90 minutes.

Details: What was life like for the people who lived through the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Civil War? Hear first hand the experiences of various civilians and soldiers who found themselves wrapped up in one of the most pivotal events in our nation's history. The museum will come alive as first-person presenters tell you their story! Visit GettysburgMuseum.com for more information.

Gettysburg Museum store

Free Gift Wrapping @ the Museum Store

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 

Time: 9 am to 5 pm

Details: Come and check out what the Gettysburg Museum has to offer and get free gift wrapping on store purchases. Visit GettysburgMuseumStore.com for more information.

"Unfortunately, we are Gettysburg's Best Kept Secret! Too few locals take the time to explore what is in their own backyard. More often than not, those who eventually journey in to see what we offer are pleasantly surprised and impressed - even those who think they don't like history."

Tammy Myers

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"It brings the community together, enhances the visitor's experience, broadens our product offerings, and boosts our economy in a traditionally quieter time of the year."

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