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.
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Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association Civil War Medical Museum at 33 York Street
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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!
Annual GBPA banquet to honor memory of George Lomas
Memorial stone to be dedicated Remembrance Day weekend
This fall’s Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association annual membership dinner on Friday, Nov. 18 will honor the memory and accomplishments of GBPA Board of Directors member George H. Lomas, who passed away in September at 74.
As is tradition, the banquet will be at the Dobbin House Tavern in Gettysburg. A social hour reception will start at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:45 p.m. The evening’s program will start at 7:45 p.m.
Known by many as the ‘Patriarch of Reenactors and Sutlers,’ in 1967 George Lomas and his brother Eugene founded The Regimental Quartermaster, which has grown to become one of the nation’s foremost sutlers for civil war reenactors and reenactors covering eras from the the French and Indian War, through World War I.
George was one of the founders and operators of the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, which sponsors the annual Battle of Gettysburg reenactments, including the spectacular 2013 150th anniversary event.
Period music will be provided by the BSA Venture Crew 1861 Fife and Drum Corps. The Boy Scout unit, sponsored by the GBPA, portrays the musicians of the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Corps.
Tickets for the dinner are $35 per person, or $60 for a couple. Reservations can be made by calling Diana Forgett at 240-469-8642 or by email at ditop64@msn. Tickets also will be available at the door.
Memorial Stone Dedication
At 11 a.m. Sunday, November 20, family and friends of George Lomas will gather to dedicate a stone in his memory in the Memorial Garden of the Historic Daniel Lady Farm. In addition to speakers and period music, a cannon salute will be fired. Artillery was a favorite of Lomas and he donated a 10-pound Parrott rifle reproduction to the farm in 2013.
Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
“George was always a great supporter of the GBPA,” said President Barb Mowery. “His humor and smile were contagious, but, at the same time, he didn’t hesitate to tell us to stop beating around the bush and take action on the challenges the GBPA faced.
“George became an indelible part of the legacy of the Gettysburg Battlefield and the Historic Daniel Lady Farm, and will speak to us with every round fired from his Parrott rifle.”