This is how to visit Gettysburg

October 14th, 2013 Posted in Alumni News & Events

     –Lori Cochran, ‘05

This year marked the 150th Anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles in the Civil War. Visiting the town of Gettysburg and immersing yourself in the way things were back in 1863, is a great way to view the historic events in a more personal way and John Lamphere, ACC/CCC Alumni Board member and Cayuga instructor of history and criminal justice, is armed with the knowledge that lets us all do that each time we travel to Gettysburg on this trip.

The Alumni provided two weekends giving almost 100 people the chance to enjoy beautiful scenery, gain insight to a soldier’s life, and explore the historic village of Gettysburg. It’s an amazing and humbling opportunity to spend time in a place where so many fought and gave of their lives for the future of our nation.

Both weekends offered beautiful weather. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is where we watch a great 20 minute film, “A New Birth of Freedom”, shortly following we see the 360° Cyclorama painting, by French artist, Paul Philippoteaux. The painting depicts Pickett’s Charge, the Confederate attack on Union forces at Gettysburg, this being the climax of the battle. No matter how many times you see this painting, or attend this trip for that matter, it’s always a moving experience.

Thanks to John, the gals in the Alumni Office and my fellow trip mates…two more successful trip to Gettysburg.

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