Seminary Ridge Museum offers special events and programs throughout the year. Please check this page for updates and registration and ticket information.
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Seminary Ridge Museum’s Annual Symposium, "Preachers, Soldiers, War." This event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
The Symposium will dovetail with research Executive Director Dr. Daryl Black is undertaking for a study of religion in Robert E. Lee’s army. Having already identified the county of origin for every regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, the percentage of enslaved persons living in those counties, and the denominational concentrations in each of those counties, Dr. Black is also identifying patterns regarding pro-slavery preaching and theological distinctions by region, thus providing direction for assessing the influence of the ministers, preachers, chaplains, and theologians associated with Lee’s force. You won’t want to miss what is sure to be an engaging day of presentations and a round-table discussion on a fascinating subject.
The Symposium, held in Valentine Hall next to Seminary Ridge Museum, will follow a similar format to previous years. Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch catered by Panera Bread. An optional dinner will be held at the historic Fairfield Inn.
Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Registration is $95 for members and $125 for non-members. Dinner, including two alcoholic drinks, will be an additional $30.
Following Gordon’s Brigade to Gettysburg, June 1863.
Join us April 13th and 14th for our rescheduled 2018 Legacy Weekend program, “Trouble in the Enemy’s Country.” This special two-day bus tour (returning to Gettysburg each night) will trace the route John B. Gordon’s Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia from their crossing of the Potomac River, to their fight at Wrightsville, and into battle at Gettysburg on July 1. Learn about the men who fought with Gordon’s Brigade, the civilians who experienced the invasion, and the impact of the excursion on the Gettysburg Campaign. The tour will include stops at Shepherdstown, the site of the Caledonia Iron Furnace, Marsh Creek, York, Wrightsville, and Barlow’s Knoll.
8am: Registration at United Lutheran Seminary; light breakfast and coffee
8:30am: Overview presentation
9:30am: Bus departs Seminary
Morning stop: Packhouse Ford, Shepherdstown
Afternoon stops: Caledonia Iron Furnace, Marsh Creek, Gettysburg
5:00pm: Return to Seminary
6:30pm: Dinner at Seminary (included)
8am: Light breakfast and coffee
8:30am: Bus departs Seminary
Morning stops: York, Wrightsville
Afternoon stop: Barlow’s Knoll
4:15pm: Return to Seminary
Cost is $195 for members and $245 for non-members. All meals during the event are included with registration.
We have also made arrangements with the popular Quality Inn Gettysburg Battlefield, 380 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325. A block of rooms under "Seminary Ridge Museum" has been made available to book until March 12. The cost for rooms with two queen beds will be $115 per night. Reservations may be made by calling 717-334-1103 or clicking HERE.
2nd Annual BBQ on the Ridge Members Event – June 29, 2019
7th Annual Legacy Weekend – Weekend of September 14, 2019. Exact dates TBD.