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Upcoming Programs

Gettysburg’s Service and Sacrifice during World War II

Monday, September 11, 2023
7:00 pm8:00 pm

Join the Adams County Historical Society and the Eisenhower Historic Site for an evening talking about WWII.

While Gettysburg’s history uniquely shaped its response to World War II, in many ways Gettysburg was a microcosm of the American home-front experience. Additionally, the battlefield saw visits by future WWII leaders for training, an active training camp for psychological warfare, an active prisoner of war camp, and significant contributions made to scrap metal drives. In the community, Gettysburg College became a training ground for Army Air Corp cadets, and, in the rich agricultural lands of Adams County, local citizens volunteered to help harvest crops to support the war effort. This program will explore Gettysburg’s multifaceted World War II experience.

Tickets are free for this event; however, advanced registration is greatly appreciated. Please register here:

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Any individual who financially qualifies, based upon level of income, may be granted free admission to the museum. The determination will be made by museum staff based upon that individual’s application for free admission.