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Civil War Barn Dance

Enjoy an evening of Civil War era Music and Dancing in an historic Civil War era barn near Gettysburg, PA featuring music provided by the “SUSQUEHANNA TRAVELLERS” along with Dance Masters Norma Calhoun and Wayne Belt. Located at beautiful Beech Springs Farm at 784 Mt. Carmel Road in Orrtanna, PA. Period attire is encouraged, but not required.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, dancing is from 7:00 until 10:00. Admission includes Dancing, Light Fare and Silent Auction. Event Parking is FREE.

ONLY 100 tickets will be sold, so purchase your tickets early. Event is held rain or shine.

$35.00 per person in advance $40 at the door. Kids 6-15 are $10.00 Advance sales end at midnight Sept 29, 2022.

Proceeds benefit the award-winning HGAC BARN PRESERVATION PROJECT and GRANT PROGRAM.

For more information visit: www.HGAConline.org or call HGAC at (717) 334-5185.

Come join us for an afternoon celebration of German culture on Saturday, September 10th from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We are excited to offer live music provided by the Egerlander German Band (1:00 pm – 3:30 pm) and Shippensburg German Band (Blaskapelle) (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm).
For your drinking pleasure, we will have TWO, yes, TWO beer tents this year. One serving a variety of deliciously authentic Bavarian-style beers from our local Hemauer Brewing Co (Heles Lager, Bozo Nightmare Hefeweissen, Summer slice shandy/radler, and Oktoberfest Marzen), and a second tent will feature Yuengling’s Oktoberfest beer and an authentic Hefeweisen Dunkle from the oldest brewery in the world, Brauerei Weihenstephan, brewing beer in Bavaria since the year 1040, over 1,000 years!
For those of you with differing tastes, we will also have a selection of German wines and schnapps to enjoy, as well as Liquor Tastings which will be available throughout the event in the Wheelwright’s Shop by reservation.
If you are hungry, we have you covered. We will be offering our own famous hand-made soft pretzels, lovingly hand-rolled and baked by our volunteers using a traditional recipe. We will also have available 2 custom made sausages from our local butcher using traditional recipes: A fresh all pork Weisswurst and a smoked all pork Bratwurst. Side dishes of potato salad, cucumber salad, and sauerkraut will also be available.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, our kitchen will be offering Apfelkrapfen (Glazed apple fritters) and Black Forest Brownies (chocolate brownies, dark cherries, and whipped cream). In addition, we will have some independent food and craft vendors offering traditional carnival treats.
We will be introducing a number of new additions to the festival this year:
– Log sawing contest
– Axe throwing
– A raffle for a Pennsylvania flintlock rifle and handmade quilt
– Meet the famous Baron Munchhausen and his traveling companions
There will be plenty to experience for all ages, and we look forward to celebrating with all of you. Tschuss bis Oktoberfest!
Grab your tickets today at brownpapertickets.com/event/5556976!

The General is a 1926 an action-adventure-comedy made toward the end of the silent era starring Buster Keaton. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the Civil War. The story was adapted from the 1889 memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger.

The story follows the adventures of train engineer Johnnie Gray (Keaton), who after being rejected by the Confederate military due to his crucial civilian role as an engineer, must single-handedly recapture his beloved locomotive after it is seized by Union spies and return it through enemy lines.

The General is often ranked among the greatest American films ever made. In 1989, it was selected by the Library of Congress to be included in the first class of films for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

The 14th Annual HGAC BarnArt Show & Sale Returns in 2022!

Many of the area’s most noted artists will be showing their work in the 14th Annual BarnArt Show & Sale.

Proceeds from this popular event will benefit the Barn Preservation Project and Grant Program sponsored by Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC). It will be held at the G.A.R. Hall at 53 East Middle St. in historic downtown Gettysburg from Friday, June 10 until Sunday, June 12.

All the artworks accepted into this unique exhibit must include a representation of a barn or a detail of a barn.

The show opens on Friday, June 10 with an Opening Night Reception that is free and open to the public from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Winners of awards will be announced during the reception at 7:30.

Cash prize for “Best of Show in Fine Art” will be $1,000 (prize donated by J.Jay Mackie, Ph.D. and Monica Oss). There will also be a prize for “Best of Show” in photography and the ever-popular “People’s Choice Award.” New this year will be the “Artists’ Choice” which will be awarded to the artwork voted best by the participating artists.

A special feature of this year’s show will be a presentation of video footage of historic Adams County barns shot during recent barn surveys using drones operated by volunteers Mark Clowney and Loy Elliott. HGAC has surveyed more than 375 barns in Adams County creating a permanent record of each barn as part of the HGAC Barn Registry.

Hours for the BarnArt Show & Sale are Friday, June 10 from 6-8 pm and Sat. June 11 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sun. June 12 from noon until 4:00 pm.

To register for the BarnArt Show & Sale print the “BarnArt 2022 Registration Form” and return it with your registration fee to HGAC. Art works may be offered for display only or they may be offered for sale. HGAC will conduct the sales transactions, retaining 30%, with the artist receiving the balance with 30 days after the close of the Show. All art works MUST be ready to hang. Art Intake dates and times will be provided to registered artists.

For more information call event chair, Paul Mangan at (717) 357-3145

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus, and Thomas Allen as the Major-Domo. Marek Janowski conducts.

Maverick Modigliani

Marking the centenary of the death of Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), this documentary feature is the story of a remarkable talent that transcended stereotypes. From his origins in Livorno, Italy to the Paris of Picasso and Brancusi that became the center of modernity, to his love for his wife and frequent subject of his portraits Jeanne Hébuterne, the film depicts the life and work of an avant-garde artist who has become a contemporary classic.

Shippensburg D.O.I.T. presents Oktoberfest 2021!

Date: October 16, 2021

3:00 PM – 8:00 PM