Adams County Historical Society's Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The evening will be held at the Seminary’s Refectory located at 148 Seminary Ridge


Register by October 23, 2017 by calling 717-334-4723

The Adams County Historical Society’s annual meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 and will begin with a social hour featuring wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres, followed by our annual business meeting, and then entertainment Wayne Hill and Friends (sponsored by Music, Gettysburg!) will present “Gettysburg, 1863 in Song and Story,” a program about children and young adults involved in the battle, as well as a selection of music from the period. Please join us for an evening of food, music, and history!           




Even today the name “Gettysburg” evokes memories of struggle, tears, and glory.  This program presents songs and stories of Gettysburg and the Civil War. Songs include Tenting Tonight, O, Freedom, The Battle Cry of Freedom, and the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

The stories are based on first-hand accounts by children who witnessed the battle and even lent a helping hand, including a young lady who ascended the famous cupola at the Seminary and saw the campfires of the Union cavalry along Seminary Ridge and more dimly those of the Confederates on the hills beyond.

The songs and stories are performed by Music, Gettysburg! On Tour, an unusual trio featuring Wayne Hill, one of the most popular baritones in central Pennsylvania, and eminent pianist Michael Matsinko, together with Dr. Glenn Ludwig, President of the Gettysburg Seminary Endowment Foundation and Dr. Gerald Christianson, emeritus professor of Church History at Gettysburg Seminary, who serve as hosts and narrators.

Music, Gettysburg! is a cooperative effort between Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary and the community which has become a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater southern Pennsylvania region. Concerts are free and open to the public, and take place in the chapel of the seminary on Seminary Ridge, site of the bloody first day of the Battle of Gettysburg and the new Seminary Ridge Museum, also a cooperative effort between the seminary and the community.

The itinerary for the evening is:

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. social hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres 

6:30pm to 7:00pm ACHS business meeting

7pm to 8pm “Gettysburg, 1863 in Song and Story”

 Hors D’oeuvres Buffet by Biggerstaff’s Catering

Warm Brie with Raspberry & Almonds

Served with Crackers

 Sliced Smoked Beef Brisket

Served with Assorted BBQ Sauces & Mini Rolls

 Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bites


 Assorted Mini Quiche

Swedish Meatballs

 Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet & Sour Sauce

 Assorted Mini Desserts