Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
Founded in 1959, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association continues its mission to preserve our American heritage through land preservation & advocacy, living history programs, lectures, seminars, site tours, and support of Scouting.
House & Barn (Confederate Hospital) Tours and Medical Demonstrations.
Saturdays and Sundays, April 16 through December; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Let us know if you have any questions relating to the GBPA, Daniel Lady Farm, or any of our programs. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code and is registered as a charitable organization with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Contributions are tax deductible.
Pennsylvanians -- Show your support for the commonwealth's 'icons of freedom' in the Gettysburg National Military Park with PennDOT's new “Gettysburg Monuments” license plate for your car or truck.
From another state? -- We've got the classic Gettysburg decorative plate.
Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association Civil War Medical Museum at 33 York Street
FREE-ADMISSION ---- Click here for details.
House & barn (Confederate field hospital and civilian household) tours and medical demonstrations.
Saturdays and Sundays, April 15 through December; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Day passes to the Historic Daniel Lady Farm are $10 for persons 16 and older. Children age 15 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Visitors are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day on the farm.
The fight is underway. The proposed development was discussed at a recent Straban Township meeting.
The response to our petition has been tremendous! Signatures now number well into the thousands. Let's keep the momentum against the development growing. Photocopy the petition and circulate it among friends and family and strangers and send it to us! But remember, people should sign our petition on paper or the web only once.
Advance the colors to preserve the battlefield and its legacy!
Obituary from Regimental Quartermaster, Inc.
George H. Lomas, 74, of Warminster and Gettysburg, passed away on Sept. 19, 2016 in Panama City, Florida.
George was born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia to William and Anna (Price) Lomas on Sept. 7, 1942. He graduated high school from Germantown High School and went on to serve in the Army as a quartermaster (1964 - 1970). In the early 60s, he started skirmishing with the 150th PVI in the NSSA; this led to re-enacting in the Civil War Centennial at the Battle of Bull Run.
On April 8, 1967 George married Mary Jo Moffo at St Luke's Church in Glenside. Shortly after that, he and his brother, Eugene, created The Regimental Quartermaster, a sutlery supplying Revolutionary and Civil War re-enactors. It started with a blanket on the ground selling homemade canteens. During this time, George worked for Bell Telephone (Verizon) and retired to Gettysburg after more than 30 years with them. He continued to run the thriving mail-order business and store in Gettysburg and was instrumental in the planning and organizing of the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle re-enactment.
He was a member of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, Good Samaritans Masonic Lodge #336, American Legion Post #202, Steinwehr Avenue Business Improvement District, and a lifetime member of the NRA. He also served on the Board of Directors for Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association.
George is survived by his siblings: Gertrude Manley, William, Robert, and Eugene; wife: Mary; children: George "G.T." and wife Jenea; grandchildren: Abigale and Thomas (Warminster), Maryanne and husband Joe Zilley (Ambler), and William "Bill" and companion Christina Dobson (Tullytown); and loving companion: Susan Saum-Wicklein (Gettysburg) and daughter Hannah Wicklein (Blue Bell).
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, with Reverend Lou Nyiri officiating, public viewing time is scheduled from 3 p.m. until the time of the service, there will be a Masonic service at 5 p.m. and military honors at the conclusion of the service, all Tuesday at the funeral home. A final send-off is planned for Sunday, Nov. 20 in Gettysburg. Online condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.
A trust in George's honor has been established for disadvantaged young men to pursue higher education. Donations may be made out to the George H. Lomas Scholarship Trust and sent to: Raffensperger, Martin and Finkenbiner LLC, 34 West Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.