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Gettysburg Winter Lecture Series 2017 Begins Today!

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by LoyaltyOfDogs, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. LoyaltyOfDogs

    LoyaltyOfDogs Sergeant

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    Today at 1:00 p.m. Ranger Matt Atkinson will lead off the 2017 Winter Lecture Series at the Gettysburg National Military Park with a discussion of Longstreet's counter-march. You'll find the lecture schedule -- and a winter-long list of other presentations and special events -- here. The line-up of presentations includes a great-looking series on individual farms of the Battlefield. (And, as a kid at heart, I'm especially glad to see the Winter Reading Adventures and activities for kids 5-10 and their parents!)
     

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  3. Bee

    Bee 2nd Lieutenant

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    Ranger Matt: The Dirty Dan Man holding court -- wish I was there, today :smile: The 30seconds that I spent around him on the battlefield demonstrated what an incredibly engaging speaker he is. Kids running around screaming, a newborn squalling during diaper change, the sun almost completely down....and Ranger Matt soldiered on with the utmost enthusiasm!
     
  4. Wallyfish

    Wallyfish Sergeant Trivia Game Winner

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    Thanks for posting. The Sickles at Gettysburg book series looks interesting.


    Sickles at Gettysburg by James Hessler

    February 11 Chapter 1-3: (Pages 1-68) with Ranger Chris Gwinn
    February 18 Chapter 4-7 (Pages 69-142) with Ranger Daniel Vermilya
    February 25 Chapter 8-11 (Pages 143 – 212) with Ranger Matt Atkinson
    March 4 Chapter 12-15 (Pages 213-300) with Ranger John Hoptak
    March 11 Chapter 16-Epilogue (Pages 301-406)
    A Conversation with James Hessler



    This talk also looks interesting.

    Saturday, January 21
    If These Things Could Talk: New Acquisitions
    The American Civil War spawned a technological revolution of military arms and equipment. Join Ranger Tom Holbrook and examine original objects from the park’s museum collection, many of which have never before been publicly displayed. Tom Holbrook, GNMP
     
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    cash Brev. Brig. Gen'l

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    I'm in line for the lecture now.
     
  6. LoyaltyOfDogs

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    Are you in the front row? (My husband was running a bit late, so he, alas, will not be!)
     
  7. Bee

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    25 minutes BEFORE the lecture starts? Sounds like airplane seating! Ranger Matt must be popular :smile:
     
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    I am!
     
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    cash Brev. Brig. Gen'l

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    Matt is a rock star.
     
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    I cannot wait for the lectures to be released online.
     
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    I do believe that it was being streamed on Facebook.

    Ryan
     
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    Folks, if you ever make it to Gettysburg do yourself a big favor and take in one of Ranger Matt Atkinson's 2 hour battlefield walk-and-talks. He is about as good as it comes. You will be both educated and entertained---all at no charge, courtesy of the NPS.
     
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    Do you know on what site they would be released? Would it be the Gettysburg NPS site?
     
  14. LoyaltyOfDogs

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    They'll be posted on the Gettysburg NPS Youtube channel, here.
     
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    JerseyBart Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Tips are welcome though.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    MaryDee Sergeant Major Trivia Game Winner

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    I'll watch for them on youtube. @JerseyBart, sounds like good topics for our Monday night chats!
     
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    JerseyBart Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    They sure do.
     
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    Second that! You have weeks of topics right there!
     
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    Although I wasn't able to go to this one (I'm getting over bronchitis), I usually get to at least a few of the Winter Series lectures. They are always informative, and a good way to get a Gettysburg fix at a time when tromping the battlefield itself can be iffy weather-wise for many people (although I'm usually fool enough to be out there in brutal cold, wind, snow and ice).

    @Frums and @rpkennedy, do you go to these lectures?

    I'll see you there, @cash!
     
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  21. Bee

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    Watching today's lecture live on GNMP Facebook page!!
     
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