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G.A.R. Building

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New Civil War Hospital Sign installed at Daniel Lady Farm
New Civil War Hospital Sign installed at Daniel Lady Farm

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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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Attention barn owners! HGAC’s Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program is now taking barn grant applications for 2023. The deadline is March 1.
Click here to review grant guidelines.
Click here to download an application.
Read more here.
 If you have questions about the grant program after having examined the materials on the HGAC website, or if you would like to have your barn added to the HGAC Barn Register, please call Curt Musselman at 717-659-8827 or send an email to
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2023 BarnArt Show & Sale
Opening Night reception
Friday June 9, 6 to 8 pm
at the GAR Building

, 53
East Middle Street, Gettysburg
Awards presented at 7:30 pm

Exhibit open Saturday, June 10
from 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday, June 11, noon until 4 pm
Free an
d open to the public!
Click here for more information
To register as
an artist:
Click here to download a registration form
To register paperlessly, click here
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Click here for more information
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HGAC donates worm-drive beam saw to ACTI program

Every year, as part of HGAC's Investing in Youth Initiative, a Learning Lab is held at the Spangler Barn to teach building trades students about timber framing.

To help students prepare for the lab, HGAC has donated a worm-drive beam saw to the Adams County Technical Institute.
Students will now be able to familiarize themselves with how to operate the saw before they participate in the lab, according to Greg Kaufmann, the HGAC board member who serves as coordinator for the Learning Lab.

To read the Gettysburg Times story, click here
                                                        (photo credit: Darryl Wheeler/Gettysburg Times)

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The warehouse is now closed until April, but will accept donations by appointment. Shoppers  can also schedule an appointment. Email your request to 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

To donate to the Barry Towers Memorial Fund, click here

LEARNING LAB AT THE SPANGLER BARN!     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

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view application here or pay paperlessly with PayPal here 

view application here or pay paperlessly with PayPal here

Email us at

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.  

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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 

A big THANK YOU to all our donors!
Your 2022 contributions will aid HGAC's Civil War Hospital Sign project

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
"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 Award was awarded to the Cornerstone Barn,
owned by Kathleen Reilly and Parry Baer in Franklin Township.
For more information on the barn award
s, click here 

Preservation Maryland's Campaign for Historic Trades released a first-of-its-kind labor study on the status of historic trades in America that shows the need for a larger and better-trained historic trades workforce; 100,000 workers needed within the next decade.
Click here to read the study.

You can also tune in to Preservation Maryland's PreserveCast to hear about the state of the preservation trades. Click here to listen.
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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HGAC Barn Tour 2023

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

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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