Gettysburg College in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on preparations for summer tourism

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.


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