The Licensed Battlefield Guide program at the Gettysburg National Military Park is both unique and of long standing, having recently celebrated its 100th Anniversary. In this session we will look at the development of this "Peculiar Institution from its earliest days in the post war era up through the modern day. Many of the traditions we have on the guide force today - uniforms, badges, the "two hour" tour, etc. will be traced. If you are considering a career as a guide - it is good to know the background of how we became what we are today.