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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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HGAC's 2024 Annual Dinner
will be held on
Wednesday, May 22
At the Dobbin House in Gettysburg
Reservations are

Are you ready to volunteer??

If you are someone who enjoys sharing your knowledge of our iconic and distinctive Pennsylvania barns, their timber frame architecture, and their place in our agricultural history, the Preservation Committee’s Summer at Spangler program is the place for you.  Click HERE to learn more about this important volunteer opportunity.

Save the  Dates! 
June 7, 8 and 9

Come view the artwork of 50 regional artists at the G.A.R. Hall,

53 E. Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA 

 To become a sponsor for the 2024 BarnArt Show & Sale, click here

For more information on the show click here

Registration for HGAC's

2024 BarnArt Show & Sale is now closed

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Tickets now available on EventBrite
CLICK HERE to purchase
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Click the gold donate button 
to contribute to:

The Bonnie Braun Memorial

Investing in Youth Initiative Program


HGAC surveys Barn #400

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HGAC's Preservation Committee officially marks a milestone -- committee members have surveyed their 400th Adams County barn! The honor of #400 went to owner Wayne Flickinger for his family's beautiful c.1901 barn at 25 Cashtown Road in Biglerville.

From left to right above: Preservation Committee members Kendra Debany, Marcia Kile, Bruce Kile and Preservation Committee chair Curt Musselman with barn owners Wayne and Leila Flickinger.

And the winners are....

HGAC's 2023 Barn of the Year Award went to Sherry Rogers and Clifford Frost for the total renovation of their barn on  Mount Hope Road near Fairfield (photo at right).

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The Historic House Award for 2023 went to David and Cynthia Salisbury for their work on the Scott Farmhouse in Freedom Township 

HGAC partners with Gettysburg Area
High School students on
Civil War Hospital Sign Project

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HGAC has now installed
23 new Civil War
Hospital Signs!

Find out more about HGAC's
Civil War Hospital Sign Project!

Click here

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HGAC recently sponsored a field trip to the National Preservation Training Center (NPTC) in Frederick, Md.  for 26 Building Trades students from the Adams County Technical Institute. The field trip was coordinated and sponsored by HGAC's Investing in Youth Initiative.

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Next dates are May 18 and 19 during the "Fields of Fury" reenactment
The warehouse will be open on the first and third Saturdays, now through October at the Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road, Gettysburg PA 17304

If you wish to make an appointment to visit the warehouse, please call 717-334-5185 and leave a voicemail with your name and return phone number. A HGAC member will get back to you.

Those wishing to donate items can also schedule an appointment for pickup.  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


SUMMER AT SPANGLER  will return in 2024 beginning on Saturday, May 25 during Memorial Day weekend.

 Click here for more information on the program.

LEARNING LAB AT THE SPANGLER BARN!     The Learning Lab was be held on Wednesday, October 11 at the George Spangler Barn.
Read about last year's Learning Lab with HGAC volunteers, the Gettysburg Foundation and students from the  Adams County Technical Institute Building Trade (ACTI) -- 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


To volunteer for Summer at Spangler click here

For other volunteer opportunities
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To donate to the Bonnie Braun Memorial Investing in Youth Initiative 

click here


To donate to the Barry Towers Memorial Fund, click here


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

Underground Railroad Tours

Underground Railroad Tours

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

BarnArt 2024 Save the Date

BarnArt 2024 Save the Date

BarnArt returns in 2024 - June 7, 8 and 9

Rent The G.A.R. Building

Rent The G.A.R. Building

Hold Your Meeting In A Historic Building

Barn Tour 2024 Save the Date

Barn Tour 2024 Save the Date

The 2024 Barn Tour will be held on Sept. 21

Summer At The Farm

Summer At The Farm

Join Us At The Barn in 2024!

Fun, Education Combined

Fun, Education Combined

Scavenger Hunt For Historic PA Barn Architectural Features

Learning Experiences For Youth

Learning Experiences For Youth

HGAC Invests In Education Of The Next Generation

Enjoy A Speakers Program

Enjoy A Speakers Program

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

Homespun Christmas Market

Homespun Christmas Market

Homespun dates for 2024 - Dec. 6, 7 and 8

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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