The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg See some of the museum’s rarest artifacts from 1863 that are not regularly on display in this exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. $. 717-260-1861. www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, Maryland Take a guided tour of the grounds to learn how the Sisters and Daughters of Charity served the soldiers during the war. Visit the site where Union officers conducted a war council to prepare for the battle of Gettysburg. Hear first-hand accounts of rescues, healing and even miracles on the battlefield. Fridays and Saturdays, on the hour every hour, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $. 301-447-6606. www.setonheritage.org.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts 401 Museum Dr., Hagerstown, Maryland Enjoy this extensive exhibition that brings together works of art such as Eastman Johnson’s “Study for ‘The Wounded Drummer Boy,’” on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, and objects of material culture to tell the stories of war. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $. 301-739-5727. www.wcmfa.org.
Hauser Estate Winery
410 Cashtown Rd., Biglerville
Experience Happy Hour Hauser style every Thursday evening in May. Light food is available for purchase and drink specials will be offered. 6-9 p.m. 717-334-4888. www.hauserestate.com.
Hauser Estate Winery
410 Cashtown Rd., Biglerville
Live music features acoustic artists and full bands. Pay-per-plate dinners are served from some of the finest caterers in the area. Wine and hard cider will be available. 6-9 p.m. 717-334-4888. www.hauserestate.com.
Lord Nelson’s Gallery 27 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg Dover, Pennsylvania artist Jason Tako will create an oil painting of an Adams County barn to benefit Historic Gettysburg-Adams County’s (HGAC) Barn Preservation Project. A silent auction of the work will be open to the public. Noon-6 p.m. $. 717-334-7950. www.hgaconline.org/id67.html.
The Capitol Theatre Center 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg Enjoy live outdoor blues and bluegrass bands, variety of craft brews and other beverages, delicious barbecue and all the fixin’s! 1-7 p.m. $. 717-263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org.
Adams County Winery 251 Peach Tree Rd., Orrtanna Celebrate Mexican culture and heritage with a dining experience on the stone terrace (weather permitting). Enjoy Mexican-inspired dishes paired with the winery’s award-winning wines. Ticket price covers a four-course meal with wine for each course. 6-8 p.m. $. 717-334-4631. www.adamscountywinery.com.
Carroll County Farm Museum 500 S. Center St., Westminster, Maryland Enjoy a Civil War Exposition featuring living history, skirmish reenactments, period music, sutler merchants, artisans demonstrating skills from the 1800s and more. Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 410-386-3880. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org.
Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market
545 Carlisle Rd., Biglerville
Shop the wares of more than a dozen vendors on site at the market. The event raises money and awareness on behalf of 2-year-old Gage Cordero; proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Noon-4 p.m. 717-677-8412. www.hollabaughbros.com.
Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg Living historian Ruthmary McIlhenny performs her first person program as Mamie Eisenhower. Also watch a 1950s fashion show presented by the Victory Society (included in site admission). 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. $. 877-874-2478. www.nps.gov/eise.
Penn State Extension of Adams County, Ag Center 670 Old Harrisburg Rd., Gettysburg Identify nutritional and medicinal characteristics of wild plants. Preregistration is preferred. Noon– 1:30 p.m. $. 717-642-5840. www.strawberryhill.org.
Gettysburg Community Theatre 49 York St., Gettysburg This anti-bullying musical is presented by community members through the nonprofit Gettysburg Community Theatre. This presentation contains subject matter appropriate for audiences ages 13-18 and adults. 2 p.m. $. 717-334-2692. www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org.
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve 1537 Mount Hope Rd., Fairfield Treat mom to a guided hike through the preserve, led by local horticulture enthusiast Joe Breighner. 1-2:30 p.m. $. 717-642-5840. www.strawberryhill.org.
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Chapel 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg Pianist Paulino Contreras, a graduate of New Oxford High School and Millersville University, will perform the popular Grieg Piano Concerto. Ryan Kozak, a graduate of New Oxford High School and a senior at Gettysburg College, will conduct Sibelius’ Finlandia. Director of the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra Norman Nunamaker will conduct the orchestra in Dvorak’s New World Symphony. 4 p.m. 717-334-5508. www.gettysburg.com/gca/gcca.htm.
East Berlin Area Community Center 401 North Ave., East Berlin This antique show is sponsored by the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society. Americana dealers from six states offer quilts, folk art, country furniture and much more. Friday, May 16, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 17, noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, May 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $. 717-259-9866. www.ebhpspa.org.
Downtown Gettysburg Browse the wares from about 125 vendors selling a variety of antique furniture, glassware, jewelry, linens, dolls and collectibles. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 717-253-5750. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn State Extension Office
112 Pleasant Acres Rd., York
Regional plant growers offer a large selection of native plants, trees and shrubs suitable for growing in our region. Free lectures about native plants in the landscapes, garden tours, and more round out the event. Lectures start at 8 a.m.; sales begin at 9 a.m. 717-764-1394.
Corner of Baltimore and
West High Streets, Gettysburg
The sale will feature a wide variety of hardy perennials from private gardens of Gettysburg Garden Club members, trusty herbs, native plants, trees, bushes and garden-related items. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 717-873-5001. www.gettysburggardenclub.
Historic GAR Building 53 E. Middle St., Gettysburg Historic Gettysburg-Adams County will offer homemade bean soup, courtesy of Stan McGee, and pulled pork sandwiches during GARMA’s Antiques on the Streets event. 9 a.m. 717-337-2839. www.hgaconline.org.
Across from Entwistle Hall Between Chambersburg and Middle Streets, Gettysburg Examine dozens of salvaged treasures, including doors, windows, light fixtures and more. Donations accepted. Noon-3 p.m. 717-334-8312. www.hgaconline.org.
St. Ignatius Loyola Church 1095 Church Rd., Orrtanna Savor barbecued chicken, baked beans, macaroni and potato salads, side dishes, iced tea, coffee and dessert. Take-outs will be available. 4-7 p.m. $. 717-677-8012. www.saintignatiusmission.org.
Gettysburg Community Theatre 49 York St., Gettysburg Grease is the word at this local production of the classic musical Grease. Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. $. 717-334-2692. www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org.
Historic GAR Building 53 E. Middle St., Gettysburg Historian and author Tim Smith gives life to the story of Jennie Wade, her family and the lifestyle of the times. 7:30 p.m. 717-334-8312. www.hgaconline.org.
Majestic Theater 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg Enjoy a keynote speech by Ric Burns, workshops, tours and luncheon during JTHG’s annual conference. Unveiling of vodcasts created by students from Gettysburg Area Middle School as part of JTHG’s Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student project is included. Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 22, 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. $. 540-882-4929. www.jthgannualconference.org.
Adams County Winery 251 Peach Tree Rd., Orrtanna A special guest from Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouse will lead crafters to create a living wreath with nine plant herbs. Enhance your cooking with herbs from your own wreath. 1-3 p.m. $. 717-334-4631. www.adamscountywinery.com.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg The monuments of Gettysburg serve to make this one of the best marked battlefields in the world. Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Fred Hawthorne on a special tour to learn about when and why they were built and the stories they were meant to tell. A number of photo stops will be made at many of the monuments along the tour route. This tour will welcome all ages and is ideal for first-time visitors and those who are looking for a more comprehensive look at the Battle of Gettysburg. There will be a minimal amount of walking. A repeat of this program will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 2-4 p.m. Meet LBG Hawthorne at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center 15 minutes prior to tour time. 1-3 p.m. $. 877-874-2478. www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market 545 Carlisle Rd., Biglerville Enjoy delicious strawberry sundaes all while benefiting a good cause. Proceeds from sundae sales go to benefit the Biesecker twins and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 1-4 p.m. 717-677-9494. www.hollabaughbros.com.
Monocacy National Battlefield 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Maryland Honor soldiers who fell during the Battle of Monocacy by viewing a memorial flag display. Special programs focus on the history of Memorial Day. Visitors on Monday, May 27 may participate in a National Moment of Remembrance. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 301-662-3515. www.nps.gov/mono.
89 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg Built in 1776 by the Rev. Alexander Dobbin, the stone house spans three centuries of American history, from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and beyond. View all the historically decorated rooms and period antiques. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 717-334-2100. www.dobbinhouse.com.
Gettysburg National Military Park 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg Explore the battlefield, learn how to load your musket, march, fire cannon and defend your position with Licensed Battlefield Guide Christina Moon. 1-3 p.m. $. 877-874-2478. www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg Learn about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting, including an opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama. 6-8 p.m. $. 877-874-2478. www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
York Expo Center 334 Carlisle Rd., York See 4,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and specialty vehicles, plus manufacture exhibits, arts and crafts, model car contest, live entertainment, seminars, vintage parts swap meet and more. Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, June 2, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $. 303-776-7841. www.nsra-usa.com.
Adams County Winery 251 Peach Tree Rd., Orrtanna Join in the mystery and figure out “who dunit” during this dinner theater production presented by the Banquet Bandits. The meal will include four courses with a wine pairing for each. Guests can participate in the mystery as it unfolds, and the Super Sleuth at the end will take home a bottle of wine. Reservations are required. 6-8 p.m. $. 717-334-4631. www.adamscountywinery.com.
H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg John Mueller’s '50s Dance Party is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour featuring all of the hit songs from the '50s including “That’ll Be The Day,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace” and many more. 8 p.m. $. 717-477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com.
Reid’s Orchard and Winery 2135 Buchanan Valley Rd., Orrtanna Enjoy wine, sangria, live music, family entertainment and more at Reid’s Orchard and Winery throughout the month of June. Bring your own lawn chairs and picnic lunches. 717-677-7047. www.reidsorchardwinery.com.
Knights of Columbus 342 Main St., McSherrystown Celebrate the achievements of remarkable women in McSherrystown and the inductees of the Women’s Hall of Fame. 2-4:30 p.m. 717-637-5238.
Warehime-Myers Mansion 305 Baltimore St., Hanover The Lyric Band of Hanover opens this popular outdoor series with Summertime Sousa! Sometimes Swing! Enjoy the concert and the century-old landscape. Refreshment stands open at 5:45 p.m.; the concert starts at 6 p.m. 717-637-6413. www.hahs.us.
Various locations in Gettysburg Bands will be performing on Lincoln Square, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, along Steinwehr Avenue and Christ Lutheran Church. A special “Taps” seminar with historian Jari Villanueva will take place at the Gettysburg Train Station on Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. 717-334-0853. www.gettysburgfestival.org.
Gettysburg Community Theatre 49 York St., Gettysburg Join community members for a commemoration of the American Civil War in musical form. Various times; reserved seating is available. $. 717-334-2692. www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org.
Gettysburg Community Theatre 49 York St., Gettysburg Celebrate America with a rousing show of patriotic music and performances at the Gettysburg Community Theatre. Various times; reserved seating is available. $. 717-334-2692. www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org.
Latimore Valley Fairgrounds 100 Baltimore Rd., York Springs Featured cars this year are British Sports Cars through 1993. Participate in a car judging event (registration is $10 until June 1, with a $15 fee after June 1). Flea market spaces are $15 until June 1, with a $20 fee after June 1. Food will be available on site. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $. 717-451-0092. www.aaca.org/gettysburg.
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve 1537 Mount Hope Rd., Fairfield This Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid program will provide a foundation of emergency first aid knowledge and skills to be able to respond, assess and give care. Preregistration is required. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $. 717-642-5840. www.strawberryhill.org.
Christ Lutheran Church 30 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg Enjoy live Civil War-era music with sing-a-longs and poetry reading that captures the period’s emotion and pathos. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.; the program starts at 8 p.m. 717-334-5212. www.candlelightatchrist.org.
Celebrate our historic town with the arts, culture and cuisine that will produce some fabulous events bringing audiences from across the Mid-Atlantic region. This year’s events include a headlining performance by one of today’s hottest nationally known country music stars, The Lettermen, a tribute to the Beach Boys and much more. 717-334-0853. Visit www.gettysburgfestival.org for a complete schedule, program times and costs.
Gettysburg National Military Park 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg Gettysburg National Military Park offers a full range of free park ranger-conducted programs, walks, tours, campfire programs, living history programs, children’s programs and “battle walks.” 717-334-1124, ext. 8023. Visit www.nps.gov/gett for schedule and program times.
Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg Join a park ranger for 30-minute walks and talks offered daily at the Eisenhower Historic Site. Topics include Eisenhower’s military career, the Secret Service’s role in protecting the president, Eisenhower’s presidency and the Eisenhower’s life in Gettysburg. 717-338-9114. Visit www.nps.gov/eise for schedule and program times.
Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg Join a park ranger for a talk on Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day. World War II living historians portray a variety of soldiers and talk informally with visitors at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Included in site admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $. 717-338-9114. www.nps.gov/eise.
Penn State Extension of Adams County, Ag Center 670 Old Harrisburg Rd., Gettysburg Rusty Ryan, a local naturalist, will present information about birding equipment. He will concentrate on the common birds of the area, as well as nearby “hot spots” and provide useful handouts. 7:30 p.m. 717-352-7936. www.southmountainaudubon.org.
Center Square and surrounding streets of New Oxford More than 150 antique dealers, 50 crafters and dozens of vendors converge on New Oxford for this annual Antique Market & Craft Show. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 717-624-2800. www.newoxford.org.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg The exhibit will feature rare Civil War artifacts that provide links to Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and others. Sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg Foundation and other partners. Included in museum admission ticket. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $. 717-334-1124, ext. 8023. www.nps.gov/gett.
Historic GAR Building 53 E. Middle St., Gettysburg Gen. Robert E. Lee (Frank Orlando) shares his reasons for rejecting the command of the United States Army and his thoughts about life as a Virginian, husband and father. 7:30 p.m. 717-334-8312. www.hgaconline.org.
Various locations in York County Go behind the scenes during York County’s 15th Annual Made in America Tours event at more than 20 free tours and attractions. You’ll discover how America’s favorite products are crafted in the Factory Tour Capital of the World! $. 717-852-9675. Visit www.factorytours.org for times, dates and locations.
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County 909 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg The event includes a 5K, kids’ events and a wheelchair division. Cash prizes will be awarded. 8 a.m. $. 717-334-9171. Register at www.active.com.
Adams County youth are invited to experience the joys of music and theatrical performance during the Gettysburg Community Theatre’s Summer Theatre Day Camps. Registration is available online; the camps are open to children ages 4-16. Various dates and times. $. 717-334-2692. www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org.
Majestic Theater 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg Join writer and director Ron Maxwell (Gettysburg, Gods and Generals) for a screening of his latest film, Copperhead. 6 p.m. $. 540-882-4929. www.hallowedground.org.
Old Route 30, Cashtown This three-day event will include tours of historic homes, talks by historians, living historians, a Confederate March, period music and worship services. Children’s activities will also be offered. 717-334-6274. www.gettysburgcivilwar150.com.
Eternal Light Peace Memorial Mummasburg Road, Gettysburg This special program is sponsored by the Sons of the Union Veterans. Off-site parking will be available with shuttles to the event. 2 p.m. 717-334-6274. www.gettysburgcivilwar150.com.
Gettysburg Tour Center 778 Baltimore St., Gettysburg Tours depart from the Tour Center at 6 p.m. for a 2-hour tour. Reservations suggested. $. 717-334-6296. www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com.
1845 Pumping Station Rd., Gettysburg This reenactment will include battles, weapons demonstrations, living history interpretations, food vendors, “sutlers,” historical lectures, period music, clothing demonstrations, church services and a Civil War ball. $. www.bluegraygettysburg.com.
American Civil War Wax Museum 297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettybsurg Engage with history on the grounds of the American Civil War Wax Museum. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 717-334-6245. www.gettysburgmuseum.com.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg Speakers scheduled for this annual lecture series include Allen Guelzo, Peter Carmichael and others. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 717-338-1243. www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
Union Mills Homestead 3311 Littlestown Pike, Union Mills, Maryland Visitors can see military forces encamped as they were in 1863. Commemorations will explore the Civil War’s effect on Maryland’s residents. Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $. 410-848-2288. www.unionmills.org.
Seminary Ridge Museum 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg The exhibit is an initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. Immersive spaces and interactive exhibits draw together stories of the Civil War and Emancipation from diverse viewpoints.10 a.m.-6 p.m. 717-339-1300. www.seminaryridgemuseum.com.
American Civil War Museum
297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg
This week-long festival will host musical groups from various genres. The grand finale will be on July 5 at
7 p.m., “Cornets and Cannons,” a battle between
the North, represented by The Federal Composite Band, and the South, represented by the Band of
The Army of Northern Virginia. 717-334-6245. www.gettysburg150cornets
Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg The public is invited to walk through the Cemetery to see luminaries marking each of the more than 3,500 graves of soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. 9-11 p.m. 717-338-1243. www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg Country music artist Trace Adkins will sing the National Anthem accompanied by the U.S. Military Academy Orchestra. Enjoy a keynote address by Doris Kearns Goodwin and “Voices of History.” The program takes place on an outdoor stage near Meade’s Headquarters. 7:30-10:30 p.m. 717-334-1124. www.nps.gov/gett.
The Daniel Lady Farm 986 Hanover Rd., Gettysburg Demonstrations will include pill making during the 1860s, minor surgery such as bullet extraction, interactive programs, “brain surgery,” amputations, medical paperwork and presentations on medical instruments. Camps will be set up throughout the week and Infantry and Infirmary Corps will perform drills. 407-575-2355. http://tinyurl.com/ac3hefk.