Gettysburg Heritage Days begin


June 21, 1992

In conjunction with the 129th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the 10th annual Gettysburg Civil War Heritage Days opens Saturday and continues through July 5.

A living history camp the first weekend will be open free of charge at Pitzer Woods/West Confederate Avenue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HTC On July 4 a re-enactment of the East Cemetery Hill Battle is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. (near the intersection of U.S. Route 15 -- bypass -- and state Route 97). The battle is preceded by demonstrations and drills and followed by an illumination and service honoring the soldiers who lost their lives in 1863. Sunday's program begins at 11 a.m. and includes a religious service, living history camps, dress parade and the battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for children.

A Civil War collectors show, a lecture series by noted historians, period concerts, a Civil War book show, and a firemen's festival are some of the other attractions. Call (717) 334-6274.

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