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Winter Reading Adventures

Gettysburg National Military Park is offering a new free Winter Reading Adventures program for children ages 5 to 10 and their families, every Saturday at 11am from January 7 through March 11 in one of the theaters at the GNMP Museum and Visitor Center.

Each Saturday morning, a park educator will read aloud a picture book, or parts of a chapter book followed by an indoor game, activity, or visitor from the past… and then instructions for an outdoor winter adventure for participating families. “Our new Winter Reading Adventures program is for kids who love to read, parents who want their kids to love to read, and for budding history buffs everywhere!” explained Education Specialist, Barbara J. Sanders. 
Some of the winter reading adventures will include: marching like a Civil War soldier; cooking up some corn bread; singing campfire songs like “Goober Peas”; going on a museum treasure hunt; meeting General Robert E. Lee; dressing up like President Lincoln or trying out a hoop skirt and corset.

This winter’s book selections include:

  • January 7         “B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet” by Patricia Bauer
  • January 14       “The Patchwork Path” by Bettye Stroud
  • January 21       “Civil War on Sunday” (Chapters 1-5) by Mary Pope Osborne
  • January 28       “Civil War on Sunday” (Chapters 6-10) by Mary Pope Osborne
  • February 4        “Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds” by Marissa Moss and John Hendrix
  • February 11      “Pink & Say” by Patricia Polanco
  • February 18      “I Am Abraham Lincoln” by Brad Meltzer
  • February 25      “Voices of Gettysburg” by Sherry Garland
  • March 4            “The Silent Witness: A True Story of the Civil War” by Robin Friedman
  • March 11          “The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale” by Trinka Hakes Noble

 For more information, and a full listing of Gettysburg national Military Park’s winter programs, go to or call 717-338-4468.


Upcoming Event Dates

  • MAR 4
  • MAR 11

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