Category: My Gettysburg

Dr. Lisa Chu, Half Moon Bay California – My Gettysburg

October 25, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – Meet Dr. Lisa Chu, a sketch and watercolor artist who spent a month in Gettysburg earlier this fall documenting her visit through her drawings, paintings and daily journals. Lisa was visiting the Gettysburg area as part of her own “artist-in-residence” program, a way for her to celebrate the National Park system during this centennial anniversary.

For one month, Lisa toured the Gettysburg battlefield, the Adams County countryside and dove deep into the power of this place. She embraced the land, the people and the history that makes this region so special. Reigning from Half Moon Bay, California, ... Read This Story

A visit with the Eisenhowers … 50 years in the making

June 3, 2016

By Brenda Staub – I was born in Gettysburg, Pa., in 1953, the daughter of hard-working dairy farmers on a farm located next to the battlefield, where on occasion, we would find Civil War relics when working the ground.  My father’s love of the land was extraordinary.  He lived to sow and harvest the crops together with the dairy operation. He, along with my mother, put their heart and soul into it. As a child, I knew living next to the Gettysburg battlefield was very special, but not quite how special. Growing up in Gettysburg, I did not really appreciate ... Read This Story

Cider Town, Pa. – Gettysburg is the Go-To Destination for Hard Cider

September 16, 2015

By Mary Bigham, Dish-Works.com – If you’ve had a conversation with me in the last year or two, the following subject has definitely come up: cider. And the discussion starts with something like this: “Did you know that hard cider is the new champagne?”

It’s true! I’m so passionate about this easy-to-sip beverage that I want to share with everyone that hard cider is not just for gluten-free folks. It’s a trending, delicious product that’s turning heads in the beverage world and has strong roots in (my hometown) Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to being rich in history and abundant with dining options ... Read This Story

Reconnecting with friends in Gettysburg

June 19, 2015

By Lynneah Smith – Every year around this time, as the sun-shining days grow longer and the cool night’s breeze whispers in the dark, friends and families gather together in celebration of the season. It is a time for reconnecting with loved ones, relishing the outdoors and the plentiful activities that abound in the summer. It is a time for reminiscing of experiences past and creating newfound memories to last a lifetime. The historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, embraces the camaraderie of summer-time fun and is the ideal place for both locals and visitors to enjoy all that this charming ... Read This Story

A New Perspective of the Gettysburg Battlefield

May 7, 2015

By Lynneah Smith – It was a beautiful spring morning. The sun was shining down; a cool breeze wisped in the air; the smile on my face was bursting with excitement. I climbed up one, two, three steps, placed my left foot in the stirrup, swung my right leg around, pulled myself up and suddenly, I was seeing things from a much higher view…atop my new horse-friend, Gray. She and I had become very acquainted in the few minutes we had met as she walked us over to line up with the rest of the group. Then, after receiving thorough instructions ... Read This Story

Hiking History: Exploring Big Round Top

April 1, 2015

By Cory Runk –  When spring hits, my body tells me it’s time to get outside and be active. Spring can often be a big tease when it hits 70 degrees one day and then snows the next morning. Despite the ever-changing “mood” of the spring weather, you can’t help but get excited because you know warmth is right around the corner. Everyone has their own way of enjoying the warmer days whether that’s going for long walks or preparing their garden for planting, but for me, it’s combining two of my favorite hobbies: photography and hiking.

Growing up, I loved ... Read This Story

As the Sun Sets on Gettysburg

September 4, 2014

By Eliza Hunt – I still remember the first time I visited Gettysburg when I was 7 years old. Where I grew up – in New Jersey – there are only cornfields and forests, so the hustle and bustle of even a small town like Gettysburg seemed almost magical to me. Even now, as I walk the streets, the quaint charm brings me back to that first visit. There’s just something about this town you can’t find anywhere else.

When I hear my friends from bigger cities say there isn’t much to do in Gettysburg at night, I encourage them to ... Read This Story