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New Dates Set For GBPA Events including the 2020 Battle of Gettysburg
GBPA Reschedules Events including 2020 Battle of Gettysburg
(Gettysburg; June 5, 2020) The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association has set new dates for the 2020 Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment and other events. The historic house and barn, which served as a field hospital during the battle for Culp’s Hill, will be open for tours with appropriate social distancing on event weekends. Campsites on the Daniel Lady Farm for scout groups and reenactors have reopened as permitted under PA orders and guidelines. All events and activities remain contingent on Adams County’s reopening status and any orders and guidelines issued by the Governor, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control. Events, reenactment scenarios and living history planning are being adjusted to accommodate reenactors and visitors under applicable COVID 19 rules and guidelines.
- 2020 Battle of Gettysburg has been scheduled for August 22-23, 2020 to be held at the Historic Daniel Lady Farm on Hanover Street (Rt. 116).
- The Civil War Cavalry Battle has been rescheduled for July 25th and 26th, 2020 on the Daniel Lady Farm. It will be a Reenactor Training Only event, not open to the public.
- Fall Skirmish, Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg remains scheduled for September 12-13 on the Daniel Lady Farm.
- The Annual Civil War Artifact Show, the nation’s premier Civil War relic and collectors show, normally held at the end of June, has been rescheduled for September 26 - 27 at the Eisenhower All Star Complex. Brendan Synnamon, GBPA Vice President of Administration and the event’s coordinator, is working closely with the Eisenhower Complex to ensure the event follows PA Guidelines for COVID 19 control.
- Additional events are being planned for Fall 2020.
GBPA President Michael Cassidy said, “We are aware of the multiple cancellations of Civil War events around the country and are doing everything possible to provide reenactors and the public with Civil War events as we begin to recover from the COVID 19 crisis.” Kirk Davis, GBPA Vice President of Operations, offers that “The fact that these events are being held outdoors on the Lady Farm’s 148 acre site, gives us confidence that we can offer enough room to adhere to social distancing regulations and hold these events as safely as possible.” Mr. Davis is in contact with reenactment units scheduled to participate in the battle reenactments in order to develop procedures “to once again allow history to come alive in Gettysburg.”
The GBPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preservation of the battlefield and education.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO REENACTORS:
If you registered for an event that was rescheduled or cancelled, you may use that registration fee for any other event in 2020. Please email your name and unit to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which event you would like to attend instead.
Several units and reenactors who registered for the original Battle of Gettysburg dates (July 4th and 5th) have requested permission to set up camp at the Daniel Lady Farm since they will be in town that weekend anyway. The GBPA Board has voted to allow this with the understanding that it will be strictly a living history set up.
In order to be able to provide wood and porta-pots, we are requesting a $10 donation for each person who attends. We will need a good head count, so please click HERE to register for the July 4th Living History.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO SPECTATORS:
If you purchased tickets for the 2020 Battle of Gettysburg or another event and are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, you may use that ticket for any other event in 2020. Please email your name and event you purchased tickets for to email@example.com and specify which event you would like to attend instead.
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone calls will be difficult to respond to in a timely manner.
The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association truly appreciates your patience and understanding as we try our best to navigate these difficult times.