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 through December; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
Annual dinner honors legacy of James Getty
Joanne Getty and members of her family are presented with an oil portrait of her late husband, James Getty, commissioned by Pa. state Rep. Harry Readshaw. Getty passed away in September.
For nearly four decades, Getty portrayed Abraham Lincoln, becoming nationally-renowned as the foremost Lincoln impressionist. For much of that time, Getty's appearances included delivering Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the original site as part of the National Park Service Remembrance Day observance in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
In the photo, Joanne Getty, third from left, is presented with the portrait by GBPA President Barb Mowery. Rep. Readshaw stands at center behind them.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association Monument on Howard Avenue in the Gettysburg National Military Park.
The monument was officially unveiled on November 19, 1965. It was a notable exception to the park’s policy of allowing only monuments related to specific actions of the battle in July 1863. The National Park Service permitted the placement in gratitude for the GBPA purchasing McClean Farm and turning it over to the park. The farm had been the scene of heavy fighting on the first day of the battle. The Park Service eventually restored the house and barn.
Among those present for the observance was Craig Caba, second from right in the photograph. Caba, a trustee of the GBPA and former president, was present at the original dedication.
Caba is the sole remaining charter member of the GBPA.