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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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!
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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.
Click here for more information
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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 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

 
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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


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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