Ford Family Day–August 5th


One of many pictures I took of the cyclorama

Did you know that the Ford Motor Company is sponsoring a day of free educational events at the Gettysburg National Park and Museum?  What a great way to spend a Saturday!  You get to see the Cyclorama, Museum, and film for free, plus they are having other fun activities.

You can read about our time at the Cyclorama here.

Other Activities include:

Civil War Selfies — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Junior Ranger Station — Group Lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hands-On History Cart —  Group Lobby from 2 p.m. to p.m.

Summer Reading Adventures — We will be reading “The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale” by Trinka Hakes Noble at 10:00 and “Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero” by Cheryl Harnessat 12:00 p.m. in the Ford Education Center. Join a park ranger to explore these books and related activities or special guests from the past.

Join the Army — Take your Oath of Allegiance, see and feel the equipment of a Civil War soldier, participate in marching drill, and send out scouts to find and fight the enemy. Two opportunities to Join the Army at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Ford Education Center.

Live Music
Ice Cream Break
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (while supplies last). Enjoy a free scoop of locally made Mr. G’s ice cream.

Living History Encampment
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Picnic Lunch
A specially priced picnic lunch will be available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Have a great family day!

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