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As you see below,y. This new website will be the portal for all events and activities during our four-year commemoration. As a component to, this website will help the millions of visitors around the worldduring this significant time in American history.
You’ll also notice that things are taking shape already for the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival this May and the Gettysburg Festival this June.
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 Gettysburg launches website for 150th Anniversary
New site is portal for events and travel information for the American Civil War commemoration
The Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau – the marketing agency of the Battle of Gettysburg’s 150th anniversary – has launched a website to share travel and event information to the millions of visitors expected during the Civil War’s four-year commemoration.
On the new website – – visitors can find listings of all events and information associated with the 150th anniversary, from 2011 to 2015.
This new website is a companion of the Gettysburg Convention & Visitor’s Bureau’s website – – where visitors can find information on accommodations, places to eat, entertainment, shopping and other events in the Gettysburg and Adams County area.
Launched on Feb. 1, the website already has more than three dozen events, ranging from battle re-enactments, parades, anniversaries and special programming.
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Alison Krauss &Union Station returns to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
This May marks 60th bluegrass festival in Gettysburg
The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival recently announced the addition of Alison Krauss & Union Station to the already outstanding May concert lineup.
After a more than 10 year hiatus, the bluegrass supergroup will return to the Gettysburg stage, joining such bluegrass luminaries as Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, Mountain Heart and Dale Ann.
The spring festival is scheduled for May 13-16, 2010, and the fall festival will be held August 19-22, 2010. In addition to the festivals themselves, the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival will also feature Pete Wernick’s Jam Camp, during the week leading into the May 2010 festival, and their 9th Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Academy for Kids, set for August 19-22, 2010, for kids from kindergarten through 12th grades.
The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, hosted by Cyndie and Rich Winkelmann and held at Granite Hill Camping Resort, is an internationally acclaimed bluegrass festival that has taken place twice a year since 1979.  Each festival features more than 20 top Bluegrass and Traditional Country musicians performing on the main stage, presenting informative workshops and meeting and greeting fans from all over the world.
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Allenberry Playhouse opens 62nd season with Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’
Performing arts center marking 62nd year in show business
The Heinze family will kick off its 62nd anniversary season with the romantic musical comedy, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” The show runs March 17 through April 18 with both evening and matinee performances.
This romantic comedy takes place on a luxury liner sailing from New York to Southampton England in the early 1930s. “Anything Goes” stars Allenberry favorites April Uzarski as Reno Sweeney, Michelle O’Bryan as Hope Harcourt, and Paris Bradstreet as Evangeline Harcourt.
Sailing on the S.S. American is an unusual group of passengers. Among them is a second-rate gangster, Moonface Martin (Tevy Bradley), on the run posing as a minister; a nightclub entertainer, Reno Sweeney and her not so angelic dancing angels; a society debutante, Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to an English gentleman, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (Andy Lyons); along with her ex-boyfriend Billy Crocker (Jon Kelly) who stows away on the ship and through a series of comical mistaken identities and mayhem tries to win her back.
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Extreme Journey Summer Camp Registration Open for Adams County
Partnership offers scholarships for kids to experience nation’s most historic region
Registration for Extreme Journey – the Journey Through Hallowed Ground’s summer day camp – is now open for Adams County, Pa., middle-school students.
Now in its fourth year, the award-winning Extreme Journey camp uses multimedia, the nation’s most historic region, and local experts to provide middle-school students a chance to experience the nation’s 38th National Heritage Area like never before.
Extreme Journey camp takes students on hiking, biking, and canoeing trips through National Parks and scenic rivers between Gettysburg, Pa., and Monticello, Va. Students spend time with National Park Service Rangers, expert historians, archaeologists, and educators to unlock the stories and lessons of leadership that are demonstrated throughout this region. They visit many of the nation’s most historical heritage sites, assuming the identities of those who actually lived there, and are faced with the same set of facts as they “walk in their boots” to better understand the choices and decisions of those who forged this nation.
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Volunteer opportunities available at Visitor Center, Rupp House
Friends of Gettysburg Home Guard program accepting applications
The Gettysburg Foundation is accepting applications for the Friends of Gettysburg’s Home Guard volunteer program.
Volunteers will offer assistance to visitors at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and at the Rupp House (451 Baltimore St., Gettysburg) for the upcoming summer season. Positions may include providing member information, serving as greeters, theater ushers and group bus hosts at the Museum and Visitor Center, and greeting visitors at the Rupp House location.
The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, nonprofit educational organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The Foundation raised funds for and operates the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park. In addition to operating the Museum and Visitor Center, the Foundation has a broad preservation mission that includes land, monument and artifact preservation and battlefield rehabilitation—all in support of the National Park Service’s goals at Gettysburg.
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Headliners announced for 3rd annual Gettysburg Festival
Many of the 100 events are free to the public
Mark your calendar for June 18-27, 2010 and enjoy the Gettysburg Festival, an extraordinary 10-day festival celebrating arts, culture and cuisine.
Taking place throughout historic downtown Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Festival will offer more than 100 events – the majority of which are free – featuring world-class artists, chefs, and musicians.
Festival highlights include:
·                    A multi-faceted musical lineup includes a live taping of the NPR classical music show “From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley. Known as the pre-eminent showcase for young musicians in America, “From the Top” officially kicks off Gettysburg Festival’s 2010 highlight performances at the Majestic Theater on June 18.
·                    The critically-acclaimed Boston Brass headlines the brass lineup with a free June 19 performance at the Festival Main Stage, amidst the day-long All-American Brass Picnic.  High-school aged musicians are also invited to attend the Boston Brass Academy, a Festival camp experience.
·                    A spotlight shines on classic, comic Gilbert & Sullivan operas as the Gettysburg Festival welcomes an expansion of the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival from Buxton, United Kingdom, now in its 17th year. More than a dozen performances showcase the talents of Gilbert & Sullivan theater groups from across the U.S. and U.K.
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Gettysburg hotel wins national award for 2010
Quality Inn at General Lee’s Headquarters wins Choice Hotel’s Platinum Award
The Quality Inn at General Lee’s Headquarters in Historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was recently honored with Choice Hotel’s Platinum Award for 2010.
Each year, Choice Hotels International recognizes outstanding hotels within their chain and rewards those hotels for excellence based on guest comments, guest ratings and property inspections.
This year marks the fourth consecutive that Quality Inn at General Lee’s Headquarters has been awarded this prestigious honor, and the Gettysburg hotel is the only Choice hotel in Southcentral Pennsylvania to win a Platinum Award in 2010. In the United States, only 26 of the 900 Quality Inn hotels receive Choice’s Platinum Award.
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Gettysburg’s Gaslight Inn hosting Wine Weekend
Event will feature wines from around the world
On April 9-10, join The Gaslight Inn in Historic Gettysburg, Pa., for a wonderful spring weekend to explore the var
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