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Friday, 17 November 2017

Holiday Facebook Live Events

Holiday Facebook Live Events

Join us on Facebook Live for Remembrance Day and Special Holiday Events

Engage with us on Facebook to fuel your Civil War obsession, even during the busy holiday season! We will be in Gettysburg for several live events in the coming weeks, commemorating Remembrance Day and observing Thanksgiving and Christmas, 19th century style.

November 18 (all day): Gettysburg Remembrance Day Live

On November 18, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln arrived in the Pennsylvania town where he would deliver the Gettysburg Address the following day. Gettysburg still commemorates the Address and the dedication of the National Cemetery and we’ll be there, broadcasting live on the Civil War Trust Facebook page throughout the day. See the legendary Remembrance Day Parade, walk along Lincoln’s path to the Soldiers National Cemetery, meet some of those who flock to Gettysburg for these events and march with some reenactors in the footsteps of your ancestors. We will begin around 9:00 a.m. and will broadcast throughout the day as events and weather allow.

November 22, 2:00 pm: Civil War Thanksgiving Live

Thanksgiving was already an American tradition before 1861 and soldiers and civilians north and south continued the ritual during the conflict. Join us on the Civil War Trust Facebook page for a Thanksgiving dinner and history experience, live from Gettysburg. With period food, special guests in blue and gray, and stories from the Civil War (and possibly a 19th-century family argument!), this is a great way to kick off your holidays and inject some historic flare. Note that this is a VIRTUAL event on Facebook Live—please save your turkey and stuffing cravings for the following day!

December 2: Civil War Christmas Live

People in the Civil War era celebrated Christmas with gusto, at home, in camps and at posh events for officers. Join us on the Civil War Trust Facebook page for a taste of historic Christmas with our friends at Main Street Gettysburg, complete with a Civil War Santa, period music, horses, and Christmas stories, (possibly some eggnog!) and more. We’ll be broadcasting virtually but the Victorian Christmas event is free and open to the public!

The Civil War Trust