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.
Join HGAC at the George Spangler Barn for Fall Family Day on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Enjoy family friendly activities and Civil War music. HGAC volunteers will be on hand to discuss the barn's restoration over the past decade—from a dilapidated structure in danger of collapse to a visage of its original glory.
Visitors may drive directly to the property located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg, and park on site for free. This is the last Spangler day for 2022...hope to see you there!
HGAC will once again participate in the Adams County Community Foundation’s Giving Spree on Thursday, November 3. Our Giving Spree number is 49!
The Giving Spree is Adams County’s annual day of giving where everyone in the community comes together to learn about local nonprofits and show their support.
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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
EDUCATIONAL SPEAKERS' PROGRAMS at the GAR Hall, 53 E. Middle Street:
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October 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – Introducing Rosie the Riveter, Don’t Mess with Harry the Neck, and other Gettysburg Town Unknowns: Presenter Elaine Leslie, a Licensed Town Guide, Fairleigh Dickinson University instructor and reenactor, has compiled intriguing short stories about locals in Gettysburg. Program is free!
ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE WAREHOUSE
Final Day: Saturday October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road, Gettysburg PA 17325. Click here for more information
Click Here For News About SUMMER AT THE SPANGLER FARM. Join us at the Spangler Barn for the last Spangler Family Day on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Park for free at the Spangler Farm, 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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
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