Gettysburg College was mentioned in an April 29 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on how local organizations are preparing for high numbers of tourists in Gettysburg this summer.
From the Post-Gazette:
As two of the principals planning the 150th anniversary of one of the most important events in American history -- the Civil War battle fought in July 1863 outside this town -- they've been working for more than three years to develop programs and attractions expected to draw 4 million visitors and spenders this summer.
That job has been hectic enough, but then two weeks ago came the bombings in Boston.
Security for visitors has always been a priority for the event planners but now is even more so, with new meetings with police agencies and the public coming up, said Mr. Flowers, president of the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Others involved in the celebration include the Gettysburg Foundation, a nonprofit group that works with the National Park Service; Gettysburg College; Main Street Gettysburg, a group of businesses; and the new Seminary Ridge Museum, which opens July 1 on a ridge where much of the first-day fighting occurred.