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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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-- For registered artists, click here for more info
-- To download Art Intake form, 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.

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 (photo at left).

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here to register for the tour on Eventbrite
 Do you want to help sponsor HGAC's
Barn Tour and/or the BarnArt Show and Sale?

To review the Barn Preservation "Sponsorship Prospectus" Click Here
To print the Barn Preservation "Sponsorship Order Form"
Click Here

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

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HGAC now has 14 new Civil War Hospital Signs!

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

Click here

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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 will be open on the first and third Saturday of the month. In May, the warehouse will be open on May 20 and June 3, from 10 a.m. to       2 p.m. at the Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road, Gettysburg PA 17304. The warehouse is open rain or shine.

Those wishing to donate items can 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.
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SUMMER AT SPANGLER begins on Saturday, May 27 with a free Family Day! Click here for more information

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!

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Click here for 2023 Annual Dinner registration form

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To donate to the Barry Towers Memorial Fund, click here

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


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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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