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

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Shoemaker House
Shoemaker House

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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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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

EDUCATIONAL SPEAKERS' PROGRAMS:
Click here for program schedule.
Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
Fights for the Flag at Gettysburg:
It was a great honor to carry the regimental flag. Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny as she shares some of the stories of brave soldiers, both North and South, as they captured or defended their flags

Click Here For News About SUMMER AT THE SPANGLER FARM. Join us at the Spangler Barn every Sunday from 10  a.m. to 3 p.m., June 12 to August 14, plus two Family Days on Saturdays September 3 and October 8.

Click Here for UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOURS AT THE MCALLISTER MILL SITE NEAR GETTYSBURG. Tours run every Saturday at 11 a.m. through August.

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

Summer At The Farm

Summer At The Farm

Join Us At The Barn Every Sunday From June 12 To Aug. 14

HGAC Civil War Barn Dance

HGAC Civil War Barn Dance

Join us at Beech Springs Farm in Orrtanna, PA Music by Susquehanna Travellers. Click image above for more info

Enjoy A Speakers Program

Enjoy A Speakers Program

Free, Fun, Informative On Third Tuesday At The G.A.R.

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

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

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