Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
PA Gettysburg Monuments Project
    The Monuments Project was first founded in 1997 by State Representative Harry Reashaw (D-Allegheny). In 2003 the GBPA as a non-profit corporation set up the Gettysburg Pennsylvania Monuments Trust at the Adams County National Bank. The GBPA identified 146 monuments representing Pennsylvania regiments and soldiers on the grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park in need of repair and maintenance on a continuing basis—not including the Pennsylvania Monument, which is maintained by the Commonwealth.                    
     The first task was to “endow” an initial group of Pennsylvania non-equestrian, monuments that are not individually endowed by other groups. To date, Rep. Readshaw, the GBPA, and their partners in this effort have raised over $400,000 (including grants and Trust income) to cover all the non-equestrian Pennsylvania monuments on the battlefield. 
    Rep. Readshaw and the GBPA are now committed to raising additional funds to provide for ongoing maintenance of the remaining equestrian monuments. Unfortunately funds must also sometimes used to make emergency repairs to monuments necessitated by vandalism and storm damage—a task within the mission of the GBPA’s PA Gettysburg Monuments Project.

Funds continue to be raised for the Monuments Project at major annual fundraisers sponsored by Rep. Readshaw, GBPA, Victorian Dance Ensemble and A.B.A.T.E. of PA. 

Join us for these Monuments Project Fundraisers:

15th “Ride to Gettysburg”
State Capitol to Gettysburg
September 26, 2015

Sponsored by A.B.A.T.E. of PA, this annual motorcycle run from the State Capitol to Battlefield Harley-Davidson/Buell in Gettysburg has raised more than $135,000 to preserve and maintain the PA monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield. The motorcycle ride also raises funds for the GBPA’s Daniel Lady Farm. Information at 

Sign-up begins behind the Capitol on Commonwealth Avenue in Harrisburg and departs promptly at 1:00 PM for Gettysburg. Cost is $10 per person.  

13th Annual Civil War Preservation Ball 
State Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg PA 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 
7:00 PM

Sponsored by 
State Rep. Harry Readshaw
Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
 Victorian Dance Ensemble of the Civil War Dance Foundation
Music by the Philadelphia Brigade Band
Details and tickets at

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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