Women in Guiding: Mother’s Day Weekend Event

Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13, 2018

In June 0f 1968 Barbara Schutt became the first woman to earn a license to serve as a Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park.  Today, fifty years after Barb’s pioneering feat fifty more women have joined the guide ranks.  Free Tours will be conducted Mother’s Day Weekend by Female Licensed Battlefield Guides (LBGs) in celebration/commemoration of 50 years of women in guiding at Gettysburg National Military Park!

Saturday, May 1210:00 a.m.-12:00  p.m. “Wounded Houses, Shattered Lives”

LBG Linda Clark

Meet at intersection of  North Stratton Street and East Stevens Street (at Coster Avenue sign beside 245 Stratton Street).  Free parking along Stratton, Water, Stevens and Barlow Streets. Note: Tour involves about a 1-mile walk through the town of Gettysburg. 

Saturday, May 1210:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.“July 2:  Lee and Meade Prepare for Battle”

LBG Mary Turk-Meena

Meet at Confederate Avenue near Louisiana and Mississippi State Memorials area.

  Women in Guiding: Mother’s Day Weekend Event

Free Tours by Female Licensed Battlefield Guides (LBGs) in celebration/commemoration of 50 years of women in guiding at Gettysburg National Military Park

Saturday, May 1210:00 a.m.-12:00  p.m. “Wounded Houses, Shattered Lives”

LBG Linda Clark

Meet at intersection of  North Stratton Street and East Stevens Street (at Coster Avenue sign beside 245 Stratton Street).  Free parking along Stratton, Water, Stevens and Barlow Streets. Note: Tour involves about a 1-mile walk through the town of Gettysburg.

Saturday, May 1210:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.“July 2:  Lee and Meade Prepare for Battle”

LBG Mary Turk-Meena

Meet at Confederate Avenue near Louisiana and Mississippi State Memorials area.

 

Saturday, May 1212:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. “Defending the Salient: The Fight At the Peach Orchard”

LBG Therese Orr

Meet at the Peach Orchard. Park on Sickles Avenue just east of Emmitsburg Road.

Saturday, May 121:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. “Notable Gettysburg Citizens in Evergreen Cemetery”

LBG Deb Novotny

Meet at Civil War Women’s Memorial just behind Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse.  Park along Baltimore Pike.

 

Sunday, May 139:00-10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.(two one-hour talks)

“Revenge for Reynolds! The Charge of the Pennsylvania Reserves”

LBG Kim Hostetter

Meet near Pennsylvania Reserves’ monuments in the Wheatfield. Park along Ayres Avenue.

Sunday, May 13 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.  “Culp’s Hill: A Forgotten Key”

LBG Ellen Gonsalves

Meet at Spangler’s Spring, Culp’s Hill

Note: Visitors should be prepared for uphill walking on uneven terrain, from base of Culp’s Hill to Summit

Sunday, May 13 2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m.  “The 20thMaine: Myths, Legends and a Bayonet Charge to Preserve the Left Flank”

LBG Christina Moon

Meet at the pathway leading to the 20thMaine Infantry monument on southern slope of Little Round Top. Park along/atop Little Round Top.