Gettysburg is more than just a summer destination. Here are a dozen holiday activities that make the battlefield park and its gateway community a good choice for a memorable getaway.
Gettysburg National Military Park
In a four-sentence release, National Park Service officials announced Friday that they would conduct a national search to find a new superintendent for Gettysburg National Military Park, where former Superintendent John Latschar had come under scrutiny after sexually explicit content was found on his office computer.
A newspaper reported Thursday that Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent John Latschar is stepping down as the result of the discovery of pornography on his office computer. National Park Service officials had no comment, citing Privacy Act restrictions regarding personnel matters.
Investigation Of Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent Finds Cybertracks to Pornographic Images
A lengthy investigation into allegations that Gettsysburg National Military Park Superintendent John Latschar acted unethically in running the park found no wrongdoing, but it reportedly turned up thousands of instances in which the superintendent's computer was used to access pornographic images.OIA-Latschar.pdf
Can you act? Looking for a chance to be "on-screen"? This may be your chance: Gettysburg National Military Park is conducting auditions next week for a TV production that will be filmed later this month.
The bad news: Another Gettysburg witness tree has been felled. The good news: The wood harvested from this arboreal geezer will help raise money for the park.
If you enjoy music from the Civil War era—or want to learn something about it—here's a great opportunity for you: The 15th Annual Gettysburg Music Muster is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2009, at Gettysburg National Military Park, and the concerts are free.
Quite often we hear about tree removal projects to recreate appearances at Civil War units of the National Park System. At Gettysburg National Military Park, they're planting trees to return the landscape to 1860s appearances.
At Gettysburg, the old visitor center and the Cyclorama Building were constructed atop a key part of the historic battlefield. The NPS has long planned to remove both buildings and return the site to its 1863 appearance. The old visitor center is now being knocked down and toted away, but preservationists have blocked demolition of the Cyclorama Building.