The Gettysburg Foundation
Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service representatives attended an event today where Senator Pat Toomey announced his support of the legislation expanding the National Park Service boundaries in Gettysburg to include the Lincoln Train Station located in the first block of Carlisle Street.
Joanne Hanley, Gettysburg Foundation President, welcomed elected officials and event attendees. Hanley stated, “As you know, the Gettysburg Foundation has a broad preservation mission in partnership with the National Park Service. That mission includes land preservation, battlefield rehabilitation, monument and artifact preservation and education. As we approach the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address, the Foundation plans to forge a legacy of stewardship — through preservation efforts with our partner — that ensures future generations will be able to realize the significance of Gettysburg. That legacy of stewardship will be greatly enhanced with the legislation that is the focus of today’s event, and the properties which it addresses.”
Hanley continued, “Once the Train Station is inside the boundary, we look forward to working with our partners to secure the funding to purchase the train station, and to fulfill a long-term vision of a comprehensive, seamless Gettysburg Lincoln Experience, anchored by the Train Station to the north and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery to the south, with the David Wills House and other significant locations in between, all connecting this historic pathway and making it easy for visitors not only to learn about Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address but also to easily follow in his footsteps. We are very excited to be here today and to hear from Senator Toomey.”
Gettysburg National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service that preserves and protects the resources associated with the Battle of Gettysburg and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, and provides an understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of American history. Information is available at www.nps.gov/gett.
The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, non-profit educational organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The Foundation raises funds for and operates the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park. In addition to operating the Museum and Visitor Center, the Foundation has a broad preservation mission that includes land, monument and artifact preservation and battlefield rehabilitation—all in support of the National Park Service’s goals at Gettysburg.
For information about the Foundation, about visiting Gettysburg, or how you can become a part of the history of Gettysburg through your contribution, visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org or call 877-874-2478 or the administrative offices at 717-338-1243.