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Join historian Garry Adelman for this lively presentation covering the people, the methods and the fascinating, even if recent, history to protect, preserve and interpret the Battle of Gettysburg. From Fairfield to East Cavalry Field and from Big Round Top to Barlow's Knoll, learn about the often contentious fights and heroic deeds that comprise the modern battlefield preservation movement. These triumphs and controversies, from Lee's Headquarters to casinos can be likened to another, collective Battle of Gettysburg.
About the Speaker: Garry E. Adelman
A graduate of Michigan State University and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Garry Adelman is the award-winning author, co-author or editor of 20 books and 35 articles on the Civil War. He is the vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg for 20 years. He has appeared on numerous productions shown on the BBC, C-Span, Pennsylvania Cable Network and on HISTORY. He works full time as Director of History and Education at the Civil War Trust.
Entrance to this lecture is included in the purchase of museum admission and is free to NCWM members.