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OCT 17

HGAC Educational Speaker Program

The free HGAC Educational Speaker programs areheld in the historic G.A.R. Hall. Doors open at 7pm. The evening program begins at 7:30pm. The hall is handicap accessible. No reservations are needed. 

2017 Program Schedule:

  • March 21: The National Civil War Memorial: The Art of Purpose of the Work - World renowned Cashtown sculptor and artist, Gary Casteel, introduces the construction of a new 21st century Civil War Memorial explaining the reasoning behind this new project and the artwork that will adorn the museum. Casteel will briefly share information about his Gen. James Longstreet's memorial on Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg and explain partial hisotry of the Civil War as it affected the local civilian population. Casteel will announce the location of the National Civil War Memorial.
  • April 18: Proud to be an Adams County Grower! - HGAC welcomes Kay Hollabaugh , of Hollabaugh Bros., to share the makings of a 67 year old successful family owned fruit business. Kay, inducted into the 2016 North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association Hall of Fame, will share growing secrets and answer questions, as in Why are rows of apple trees being pulled out? What are the poles and wires doing in the orchards? How has nurturing of the family land changed over the years with government regulations. What is IPM? What about organic? Lite refreshments from Hollabaugh orchards will be available.
  • May 16: Totem Pole Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, Rowen Joseph, has been invited to the Historic G.A.R. Hall to share his experiences of stage life, production, TV, community theater and Hollywood. After graduating from high school, Joseph decided to jump directly into the world of theater. Travels have taken him cross country. Joseph will share some of his acting encounters with Hollywood notables such as Katherine Hepburn, Julie Andrews, and Anthony Hopkins. He will discuss what it's like to be on TV's The Amazing Race, and what's instore for the coming season at The Totem Pole Playhouse.

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