First Year Experience Program

This all-volunteer program is open to any First-Year students seeking to hone their skills as historians and eager to connect with Civil War scholars and engage in fun, interactive explorations of the Gettysburg battlefield. The program will meet twice per semester. Meetings will involve either field experiences on the Gettysburg battlefield, workshops on how to craft an interpretive program or exhibit, discussions on primary source documents, or Zoom discussions with Civil War scholars and public historians to learn more about the Civil War era and the craft of public history, including preservation, interpretation, museum management & curation, and more.