Showing posts with label Civil war museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Civil war museum. Show all posts

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Civil Strife and Still Life

Planning a visit to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? You’ll want to get out your quill pen and ink bottle and put the
American Civil War Museum/ Gettysburg Heritage Center in your itinerary. The acclaimed museum and gift center has been a frequent destination for millions of history buffs for more than 50 years and it continues to grow and evolve.

Created and built by CM Uberman, a World War ll refugee from Poland, the ambitious venture was opened to the public in 1962 and shows no signs of slowing down its mission to educate and enlighten visitors with a fascinating and informative experience. 

Once boasting 35 sets and over 300 wax figures, the presentation now centers around an innovative interactive show preceded by a 20-minute award-winning film, “Gettysburg Animated Map”, to introduce some perspective on the pivotal three-day battle, including life-size figures in a recreation of ‘Pickett’s Charge.'
In 2014 the museum auctioned off 95 wax figures in addition to many backdrops and antique props. Where have all the soldiers gone? Now we finally have some answers.

Don’t leave without a souvenir, either. The lobby’s gift center has an extensive assortment of books, collectibles, toys, apparel and replicas.

Hours are seasonal, so call ahead. Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for children with free admission for children under 5. Call 717-334-6245 for more info:

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Christopher Robinson