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Historical Society Asks Pa. for Help in Preserving Gettysburg Artifacts


December 31, 2020

Courtesy ACHS

Items in the Adams County Historical Society collection include this cannonball, extracted from a cherry tree on the Joseph Sherfy farm. The society has launched a fund drive for the construction of a new building to house its exhibits, some of which were used by Director Ken Burns in his documentary on the U.S. Civil War.

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) preserves some of Gettysburg's rarest treasures, and many of national significance.

Its collection includes a program from Lincoln's famous address, thousands of relics gathered from the battlefield, personal belongings of esteemed abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, Native American projectiles, dinosaur footprints, and much more. To ensure that these tangible links to the past survive for future generations to study and appreciate, ACHS has launched a $5-million-dollar campaign to construct a new exhibit gallery, archive...

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