On Hallowed Ground: Gettysburg in History and Memory




Gettysburg, PA


June 19-25, 2022; July 10-16, 2022


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




The three-day Battle of Gettysburg was, in its time, the single most destructive and traumatizing conflict to have ever occurred on U.S. soil; had it not been for what happened here the history of the United States would almost certainly have unfolded in a very different way. This Landmarks program focuses on both the history of the battle itself and on the many ways in which it has been commemorated over the years, with special emphasis placed on how the intersections of formal history and cultural memory shape the way we see the battle, ourselves, and our democracy.

Project Director(s)

Dave Powell

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Carol Reardon; Ian Isherwood; Jonathan White; Jennifer Gaffney; Carolyn Sautter; Sarah Kate Gillespie; Jill Titus

Grantee Institution

Gettysburg College

Funded through the Division of Education Programs