The Battle of Gettysburg takes its name from the county seat of Adams County and any study of the Civil War and the Gettysburg campaign of necessity must include the actual town that gave its name to the great battle. This session will look at the growth of Gettysburg from a small crossroads community to county seat and major American Battlefield to today’s home town of a national treasure. It will look at the personalities involved as well as the historic structures that remain for the town’s earliest days. A portion of the program will be devoted to how the citizens of the town coped during the time the armies surrounded them. A field program consisting of a tour of the town is planned to help the student become familiar with key landmarks of the community.