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Lessons in History Presentation with Garry Adelman

March 19 @ 1:00 pm


*Postponed* Due to Weather, we have rescheduled this presentation for Saturday, March 19, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. We hope to see you next Saturday!

We are excited to announce another presentation by the popular photographer, Garry E. Adleman, Chief Historian at the American Battlefield Trust. Garry Adelman will be at the NCWM on Saturday, March 19, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, where he will present “Rocky Bulwarks: The Attack and Defense of Gettysburg’s Boulder-Strewn Slopes.” Dotted with pebbles, house-sized boulders and every shape and size in between, Gettysburg’s rocky terrain helped and impaired both armies, hampered burial operations, became the thing of legend to veterans, and has delighted photographers from 1863 until the present day.   Gettysburg’s diabase boulders are most concentrated at some of the battle’s most famous places—the Round Tops, Devil’s Den, Culp’s Hill and numerous less-known locales.  Join Garry Adelman for an energetic narrative of the fighting, photos and folklore surrounding those “awful, awful rocks” and the many ways they have been used before, during and after Gettysburg’s most famous event!

The 2022 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries. The National Civil War Museum will follow CDC and OSHA/HHS guidance as well as orders and recommendations from federal/state/local governments and our state and local health officials.

About the Speaker: Garry E. Adelman

Garry Adelman is the award-winning author, co-author or editor of 20 books and 50 Civil War articles. He is the vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg for 26 years. He has lectured at hundreds of American Revolution and Civil War sites locations across the country and has appeared as a speaker on numerous televised documentaries.  He works full time as Chief Historian at the American Battlefield Trust.


March 19
1:00 pm
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The National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park
Harrisburg, PA 17103 United States
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