August 24, 2024 – Session 12: Post Battle Commemoration, Monumentation and Park Development

What we know today as the Gettysburg National Military Park did not simply spring into existence.  It is the product of a century and a half of development. Its transformation continues to this day. This session will examine the development of the Gettysburg Battlefield from 1863 through the present with a look at the many individuals and groups responsible for preserving, developing and marking the Park. Emphasis will be placed on the how the monumentation of the Battlefield came about with information on the building and significance of many of the key memorial structures on the field today.

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