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Gettysburg National Military Park announces spring events, including Facebook Live Classroom Series


Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site  host a wide variety of public events, many free, and many appropriate for families with children. Here’s a few to check out. For the full calendar, go to https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/index.htm

March 3, 2018
Winter Reading Adventures at Gettysburg National Military Park
“With Liberty and Justice for All: Stories of Great Americans,” join a park educator who will read aloud from a children’s book and facilitate a related indoor activity, “The Youngest Marcher” by Cynthia Levinson, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Ford Education Center. Free. For more information go to www.nps.gov/gett

March 7 and 14, 2018
Facebook Live Classroom Series #2, Documents of Gettysburg
At 1:00 p.m. EST.  Explore various locations around Gettysburg National Military Park through the lenses of historic documents originating from those locations.  New document and location each week.  Recommended for students in grades 4 through 8.  Register on-line at https://www.nps.gov/gett/learn/education/distance-learning.htm to receive the weekly lesson introductions.

March 10, 2018
Winter Reading Adventures at Gettysburg National Military Park
“With Liberty and Justice for All: Stories of Great Americans,” join a park educator who will read aloud from a children’s book and facilitate a related indoor activity, “Of Thee I Sing” by Barack Obama, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Ford Education Center. Free. For more information go to www.nps.gov/gett

April through October, 2018
Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial.  Through October.  For more information go to www.nps.gov/gett

April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2018
Facebook Live Classroom Series #3, History Careers
At 1:00 p.m. EST. Explore all of the many skills and careers needed to operate a Civil War national park!  Law enforcement? Cannon and monument restoration? Curatorial work? Tour guide?  Visit and learn from a different person each week. Recommended for students in grades 7 through 12.  Register on-line at https://www.nps.gov/gett/learn/education/distance-learning.htm to receive the weekly lesson introductions.

April ­­21, 2018
National Junior Ranger Day
Programs designed to help children and families connect with parks in ways that engage them in exploring, learning, and practicing stewardship. At Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. For more information go to www.nps.gov/gett and www.nps.gov/eise

May 2 and 9, 2018
Facebook Live Classroom Series #3, History Careers
At 1:00 p.m. EST. Explore all of the many skills and careers needed to operate a Civil War national park!  Law enforcement? Cannon and monument restoration? Curatorial work? Tour guide?  Visit and learn from a different person each week. Recommended for students in grades 7 through 12.  Register on-line at https://www.nps.gov/gett/learn/education/distance-learning.htm to receive the weekly lesson introductions

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