Let's take a quick look around the National Park System at some of the issues and activities different units are involved with.
Gettysburg National Military Park
The Graphic History Of Gettysburg - America's Most Famous Battle And The Turning Point Of The Civil War
This "illustrated history" offers a concise and readable overview of "America's most famous battle and the turning point of the Civil War." Although the target audience is older children and young adults, the book provides a nice visual summary of the Battle of Gettysburg for almost any reader.
The sesquicentennial of the Civil War continues in 2013, and a series of free lectures at Gettysburg National Military Park will explore some interesting topics. Among the subjects: Separating fact and legend concerning Pickett's Charge and Hollywood vs. history in the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as told in the 1989 film Glory.
Which of the Civil War battlefields preserved by the National Park Service appeals to you most, and why?
Deer Culling To Resume Next Month In Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site
Deer culling operations will resume next month in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site as officials continue to reduce the white-tailed deer population to prevent over-browsing of vegetation.
Three years after they first formally proposed tearing down the Cyclorama building that once housed a Civil War diorama, Gettysburg National Military Park officials have again announced their preference to do just that.
A fun activity book filled with puzzles and history will help youngsters gain some insights to the Civil War.
With the nation currently marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, a series of commemorative coins has been minted to track the conflict. And now there's a booklet where you can hold those coins.
Is hunting about to spread across the National Park System? Worries that that could be the fallout of legislation that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives prompted the National Parks Conservation Association to seek a legal interpretation of the measure.
What do a tattered diary, a rusty bayonet and a stained and torn 140-year-old telegram have in common? Thanks to a generous donation, they're among more than 150 historic artifacts with connections to the Civil War that are being restored for display later this year at Gettysburg National Military Park.