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Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau media update


Maple Sugaring Days set for the first two weekends of March


Come learn the time-honored art and craft of making maple syrup during Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve’s annual Maple Sugaring Days, held the first two weekends of March.

Explore the history of maple sugaring in America and participate in the step-by-step process of turning maple sap into maple syrup. See how a maple tree is tapped and gather sap from already-tapped trees. Watch the sap being slowly cooked down the old-fashioned way, over a wood fire. And don’t forget to play a round of the always-entertaining “Guess that Syrup” taste-test game, featuring a variety of delicious syrups on a plate of silver-dollar pancakes.

“This is a great program for everyone, both adults and kids,” says Strawberry Hill’s environmental educator, Eddy Rubin, who leads the program. “It’s a great opportunity to participate in an activity that’s played a central role in our history, especially here in the Northeast. Plus it’s just fun. Without a doubt this is one of our most popular programs of the year.”




Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, Pa., to host Antique Automobile Club of America


This coming May the Gettysburg Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will host the 2009 Eastern Division Spring Meet in Gettysburg, Pa. The event will run from Thursday, May 28, to Saturday, May 30, 2009.

Gettysburg’s Eisenhower Resort will handle all accommodations of AACA members and guests during this three-day event. Based of past meets, the club is expecting 700 antique vehicles with a guest attendance of approximately 1,400 people.

Some of the activities that will be available to guests will be local tours, seminars, an automotive flea market and car corral. The event will culminate Saturday with a car show featuring motorized antique vehicles from the late 1800s to 1984.  The participant’s vehicles will be judged throughout the day using AACA national judging criteria. An awards banquet at the Eisenhower Resort will bring the event to a close on Saturday evening.




Innkeeper’s Civil War Ball to be held Jan. 31 in Gettysburg, Pa.


The Bed and Breakfasts INNside Gettysburg invite the community to participate in a unique and elegant evening in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Gettysburg on Saturday, Jan. 31, with dinner and dancing in a Civil War environment.

Music Americana will provide period music, and dance master Briant Bohleke and his assistants will guide the dancers. No experience is required and although period dress is suggested, evening dress is acceptable. Prior to the dance, a full course meal will be served in the ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the dance will take place from 8-11 p.m.

The six participating B&Bs, the Baladerry Inn, Battlefield B&B, Brafferton Inn, Gaslight Inn, James Gettys Hotel and the Lightner Farmhouse B&B are all offering package plans which include a two-night stay, dance lessons on Saturday morning and the ball on Saturday evening. 




Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine finishing work on DVD


“The Seton Legacy” DVD is a 30-minute documentary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life, work, and continuing legacy of charity today. The film is seen and narrated through the eyes of Saint Elizabeth Ann in the historic White House (1809) in Emmitsburg, Md., where she founded the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph’s, the first new community for religious women to be established in the United States. A two-minute preview of the DVD can be viewed on or It will be available for purchase later this year.

Re-enactments and archival images of Saint Elizabeth Ann’s children, friends, spiritual directors, and herself provide a visual narrative of her remark
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