They're planting trees at Gettysburg National Military Park. More specifically, they're planting areas that were forested during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863 and that today are open ground.
Gettysburg National Military Park
This "Living History" Project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Required Some Very Sharp Instruments
The term "living history" is often applied to programs using costumed interpreters, but it can also have another, more literal application: historic orchards. A recent project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area used some sharp instruments to apply some tender loving pruning to historic apple trees in the park.
Anyone who has ever been part of a school field trip knows that such events can be a fun…or frantic experience. The folks at Gettysburg National Military Park have prepared a kit to help anyone planning such expeditions to that park to have the "Best Field Trip Ever!"
A rugged area of steep cliffs, deep gullies and massive boulders known as Devil's Den is now part of Gettysburg National Military Park. It was the site major fighting in 1863, but in recent years the historic scene was marred by power lines and a restroom. That's about to change thanks to an upcoming project in the park.
The Cyclorama painting gallery at Gettysburg National Park’s Museum and Visitor Center will be closed the week of January 25-29 to allow workers to revise the program and address some moisture problems.
Civil War buffs will have lots of history to bone up on in the coming weeks as rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park discuss everything from weapons of battle to Lee's retreat during the park's winter lecture series.
These days you can get a perfectly good map of a national park for less than $12. So why would anyone pay $6,500 for a map of Yellowstone National Park?
Mel Poole, the superintendent at Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland, has been named acting superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park until a permanent successor to John Latschar is found.
The 146th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is Thursday, November 19. This coming week Gettysburg will be hosting a full slate of Dedication Day and Remembrance Day activities to honor President Abraham Lincoln, his Gettysburg Address, and the soldiers who fought so bravely in the Battle of Gettysburg.