G.A.R. Building
G.A.R. Building

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Red Patch -- HGAC 2022 House Restoration Award
Red Patch -- HGAC 2022 House Restoration Award

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Barn Preservation Sign
Barn Preservation Sign

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G.A.R. Building
G.A.R. Building

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Thank You for Visiting

 

HGAC is a non-profit organization formed in 1975 to spearhead and coordinate efforts to preserve and restore the historic heritage of Adams County's townships and boroughs.

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Thanks to all the shoppers who helped make
HGAC's Homespun Christmas and Holiday market a success!
Since many asked, here is the recipe for Mamie Eisenhower's Famous Fudge!
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HGAC thanks all those who donated!

Congratulations to HGAC's House Restoration Award and Barn Preservation Award Winners!
 

At the Annual Meeting of the HGAC Board of Directors, four awards were given.

The 2022 House Preservation Award went to Jeff and Stephanie Shaara for their work on the circa 1900 house
"Red Patch" on West Confederate Avenue in Gettysburg. For more information click here

The 2022 Barn of the Year Award went to David and Cynthia Salisbury for the Scott Barn in Freedom Township.

The 2021 Barn of the Year Award went to the Ditzler Barn in Biglerville, home to the National Apple Museum and
the Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society.

'The 2020 Barn of the Year was awarded to the Cornerstone Barn, owned by Kathleen Reilly and Parry Baer in
Franklin Township. For more information on the barn awards, click here 

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THE LATEST

 

ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE WAREHOUSE

The warehouse is now closed until April, but will accept donations by appointment. Shoppers seeking a particular item can also schedule an appointment. Email your request to histgettyac@aol.com or call the HGAC office at 717- 334-5185 and leave a voicemail with your name and return phone number. A HGAC member will get back to you.. Click here for more information

HGAC'S HOMESPUN CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY MARKET will be held:
From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2,
and
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Shop for baked goods and holiday gifts at the G.A.R. Hall, 53 E. Middle Street in Gettysburg.

 

LEARNING LAB AT THE SPANGLER BARN!     On Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022,  HGAC volunteers, the Gettysburg Foundation and students with Adams County Technical Institute Building Trade (ACTI) came together for a Building Trades Learning Lab at the historic George Spangler Barn Click here for the whole story!

 

Read the latest HGAC newletter! Click here

HGAC in the News!
HGAC's partnership with Gettysburg Area High School students to create new signs for Civil War Hospital sites around the area was featured in the Gettysburg Times on Friday, May 20.  Read all about it here

 
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Help needed for Civil War Hospital Sign project!

HGAC is seeking volunteers to serve on its Hospital Sign Task Force and to help install new signs at Civil War Hospital sites. Click here for more information 
 

HGAC receives HARB Award from Gettysburg Borough
In honor of the 200th anniversary of HGAC's headquarters, the Grand Army of the Republic Hall on 53 East Main Street, Gettysburg's Historic Architectural Review Board presented HGAC with a HARB Appreciation Award on May 18.
                                                
 


 
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EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Preserving Our Heritage

Preserving Our Heritage

Preserving Adams County's Historic Barns For Future Generations

Recycling Quality Products

Recycling Quality Products

Purchases Support HGAC's Preservation Efforts

HGAC Barn Tour 2023

HGAC Barn Tour 2023

Learning Experiences For Youth

Learning Experiences For Youth

HGAC Invests In Education Of The Next Generation

Underground Railroad Tours

Underground Railroad Tours

Underground Railroad Tours offered at McAllister's Mill Site May through August

Fun, Education Combined

Fun, Education Combined

Scavenger Hunt For Historic PA Barn Architectural Features

Rent The G.A.R. Building

Rent The G.A.R. Building

Hold Your Meeting In A Historic Building

Enjoy A Speakers Program

Enjoy A Speakers Program

Free, Fun, Informative Programs At G.A.R. Hall

Summer At The Farm

Summer At The Farm

Join Us At The Barn in 2023!


HGAC Non-Discrimination statement
HGAC does not unlawfully discriminate internally (in its administrative and program operations) or externally (in provision of programs, grants or services) on the basis of race, political orientation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

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